Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel – media

Firefighters work at the Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack, in Kyoto, Japan, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – 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. Public broadcaster NHK, which identified the 41-year-old man as […]

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