Otto Frank and Japan
Otto Frank always had a strong interest in Japan. From the 1950s onwards, he supported the development of educational activities there, initially by promoting the Japanese translation of the Diary. Otto Frank had a particular interest in bringing the exhibition to a former aggressor. Even though he never visited Japan, he often received Japanese dignitaries in Amsterdam.
The travelling exhibition
The educational tour of Anne Frank - A History for Today was launched in December 2009 by the then Dutch Minister of European Affairs, Mr Frans Timmermans at the Sophia University of Tokyo, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country. Subsequently, a great number of Japanese schools and universities have hosted the exhibition.
For more information on the activities organised in Japan, please email the Anne Frank House.