Japan's Govt. Considering Help For Kyoto Animation

Japan's govt. considering help for Kyoto Animation

The Japanese government is considering helping the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack to recover. The government responded to a call from a nonpartisan group of lawmakers.

The group promoting animation production says many talented animators were killed in the arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18. It is calling on the government to urgently take all possible measures to rescue the studio and its surviving staff from their plight.

The group wants the government to support the training of animators and production staff and provide counseling for the survivors. It also calls for tax breaks for funds that have been donated to the studio.

The government says it will study specific assistance measures based on the group's proposals.