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A man under arrest for kidnapping and confining an 11-year-old girl in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, had remodeled his home with an additional lock and soundproof walls to confine the girl for a long period, investigative sources said Monday.

With a well-meditated plan, Takeshi Fujiwara, 49, a self-described illustrator from the city of Okayama, wanted to “raise the girl as I wish,” he was quoted as telling the investigators.

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