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Kyoto Animation arson attack prompts call for stricter gas sale regulations in Kyoto

Gasoline-accelerated mass homicide has policy makers reevaluating current safety regulations.

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Kyoto Animation releases details on official donation bank account for overseas, Japanese donors

Companies says it deeply appreciates global messages of support, apologizes for slow response.

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Kyoto Animation accepting direct, individual donations for arson victims via special bank account

Ordinarily “self-reliant” company wants to accept the kindness of others following tragic attack that has left 34 dead.

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Kyoto Animation studio in arson attack found to have been in compliance with all fire codes

Rooftop was accessible, and the company had even received a certificate of commendation from the city of Kyoto for excellent fire safety.

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Free treatment for Kyoto Animation arson burn victims offered by Japan’s leading cosmetic surgeon

Doctor offered similar philanthropy following previous national disaster.

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Kyoto Animation president wants to turn site of arson attack into memorial park for victims

Anime executive wants to clear wreckage as soon as possible for the sake of people living in the neighborhood.

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Animation Studios, Fans Share Messages of Hope After Kyoto Animation Studio Arson

Includes donation page to help victims set up by another animation company.

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Okayama police academy instructor stabs recruit in chest during training

Instructor wanted to add realism to his training, but things got too real.

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Kyoto Animation security system was shut down on day of arson attack that killed 35

Witnesses report arsonist said “They stole my novel, so I set the fire.”

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Death toll in anime studio arson attack climbs to 33

Kyoto Animation president says company has been receiving death threats for years.

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Anime studio attacked by arsonist, explosion leaves dozens injured, 12 dead

Arsonist claims Kyoto Animation “ripped off other people’s work.”

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Tokyo man arrested for underwear theft after instant, raging attraction to another man

Says victim was “a totally hot dude.”

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There’s a serial crapper stinking up Tokyo’s Akihabara by pooping on the street

Local merchants, and their noses, are offended by the months-long string of piles of vandalism in Japan’s otaku mecca.

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Japan’s most-wanted manga pirate arrested in the Philippines, facing deportation

Government official calls 28-year-old “a risk to public safety and security.”

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Man Arrested For Modifying, Reselling Pokémon Games

Man is the first person to be arrested on this charge after laws against modding were revised in November

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Dead body of college girl found inside refrigerator at Japanese sweet store in Tokyo

More like something out of a horror manga than real life.

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Immigration officials raid cosplay event in Malaysia, arrest four foreign cosplayers

Event organizers say government organization told them foreigners wouldn’t need special visas, arresting officers disagree.

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Japanese man approaches high school girl on the street claiming to be husband in past life

A distraught man finally discovering his soulmate, or a sleazebag trying to pull off a real-life Taki from Your Name?

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Suspected Japanese panty thief acquitted when accuser can’t prove stolen panties are hers

Panties’ “lack of special characteristics” cited as one aspect of insufficient evidence.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood bans public Halloween drinking following mayhem

Truck-tipping vandalism a major part of tipping-point decision in ordinarily pro-alcohol Japan.

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