A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarized, media said on Friday.
A man places flowers outside the Kyoto Animation Studio building consumed in an arson attack in Kyoto, Japan. (AP)
Canadians send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the arson attack in Kyoto that has taken so many innocent lives. To the people of Japan – we’re mourning these tragic losses with you, and wishing a quick recovery to everyone who was injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 18, 2019
Kyoto Animation is home to some of the world’s most talented animators and dreamers — the devastating attack today is a tragedy felt far beyond Japan. KyoAni artists spread joy all over the world and across generations with their masterpieces. 心よりご冥福をお祈りいたします。— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 18, 2019