Japan man charged with murder over anime studio arson: media

Tokyo: Japanese prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man with murder over the 2019 arson attack on Kyoto Animation that killed 36 people, local media said, the country’s deadliest violent crime in decades.

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Shinji Aoba, 42, was arrested in the aftermath of the July attack, but has been hospitalised with severe burns sustained in the incident, and reportedly only regained consciousness in August.

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