• Kyodo


About 10 paintings with an estimated value of between 60 million yen and 70 million yen were stolen in October from a Tokyo gallery whose owner feared for her life before her disappearance in mid-November, investigative sources said Wednesday.

The sources said a car belonging to the 52-year-old gallery owner, from Tokyo’s Ota Ward, was later found in a parking lot near the Shizuoka interchange on the Tomei Expressway, which links Tokyo and Nagoya.

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