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Worst massacres in Japan in recent times

By Jordi Bou

July 19, 2019 - Police are investigating the gutted animation studio building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades.

Japan is among the world’s safest countries, but has a grisly record of mass violence.

Witness accounts and reports suggested the man had a grudge against Kyoto Animation

The company founded in 1981 and better known as KyoAni made a mega-hit anime series about high school girls and trained aspirants to the craft.

The shocking attack left another 36 people injured, some critically. It drew an outpouring of grief for the dead and injured, most of them workers at the studio.

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PUBLISHED: 19/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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