Several stories indicated Japan as active in the politics and security of cultural property. Japan recovered four Buddhist statues that had been stolen from a temple in Konan, Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs put six cultural treasures stolen from temples in Japan on an international "wanted list," and nations such as Madagascar, Turkey and Korea are seeking returns from Japan. India made news in the market and in art crime. Indian artists are starting to see their works resell at appreciated values at auction, and an English forger who focused on works by renowned Indian artists from the past century, F.N. Souza, M.F. Husain and Sayed Haider Raza, went to jail. Meanwhile, Russian art sales made a splash in China's summer season, and wealthy collectors from Russia, China, and the Middle East contributed to booming sales in London.
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