Yuzuko Horigome has given her first interview to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun about the precious instrument that was seized by Customs at Frankfurt airport last week while she was in transit from Tokyo to Brussels.
The Germans, she says, are now demanding 380,000 Euros before they will return her instrument, three times as much as originally suggested. Without it, she cannot give concerts. She has submitted all the required documents but the highway robbers of Frankfurt airport refuse to budge.
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