A basic & important AppleScript command "properties" has been broken in OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks) Japanese user environment.
This "properties" is very essential function.
I think Adobe have to fix this bug.
tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2014"
tell document 1
set a to selection
set aa to first item of a
properties of aa
--> error !!!
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