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September 26, 2005

Graffiti-Spraying Teacher Arrested

28-year old Canadian English teacher Adam James Anderson was arrested last week on vandalism charges after he and a Japanese friend were caught spray painting a building in the trendy "ura-Omotesando" area of Tokyo. The two were said to have been drunk when caught in the act by police shortly before 4am on September 19. The arrest, which was made last Friday, made the news headlines because the Japanese person arrested was Mori Tsutomu (24), the grandson of world-famous fashion designer Mori Hanae. The younger Mori is said to work as a website designer. No details about Anderson were given other than that he is resident in Tokyo's Suginami Ward. Graffiti has become increasingly common in metropolitan areas in recent years, though few people are caught in the act.

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