KANAZAWA, ISHIKAWA PREF. – Numerous pages of school yearbooks kept in libraries in six prefectures in central Japan were found to have been ripped out, it has emerged.
The latest cases were discovered in five municipal libraries in the cities of Nanao, Kaga and Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture. The libraries said Tuesday a total of 173 pages were either torn off or cut out from 14 yearbooks and commemorative publications, including photographs and students’ essays. The books are available only for reading and cannot be taken out of the libraries.