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The Justice Ministry issued a letter of protest Wednesday to the publisher of Focus magazine for the publication of an illustration and writing samples by a Kobe boy who killed two children and assaulted three others last year.

The latest issue of the magazine, published by Shinchosha, carried photographs of a drawing of a god he created, a composition he wrote at his school and a letter to the imaginary god detailing his assault on two girls on March 16 last year. One of the girls died.

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