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Japan Times – “Several libraries have suspended access to a book that contains confidential information about a teenager institutionalized for setting his home on fire and killing his stepmother and two siblings.”


  1.   Quick Links - Controversial Books and Others - 20 September 2007 by Blogging Librarian - September 20, 2007

    […] – Libraries pull book over sensitive contentAnd over in Japan, libraries removed copies of a book that might contain confidential medical information about a teenager that was institutionalized for setting his home and fire and killing his stepmother and two siblings. Police suspect the psychiatrist, who examined the boy during the family court trial, might have leaked the information to the author Atsuko Kusanagi, a freelance journalist. A group of librarians in Tokyo have come out strongly against the court order to remove the book as they feel that this runs counter to the role of libraries that guarantees the right to know.(via Library Stuff) […]

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