Memorial Held For Victims Of Kyoto Animation Fire

Memorial held for victims of Kyoto Animation fire

Saturday marks exactly one year since the deadly arson attack at a studio of Kyoto Animation in Kyoto, Japan.

The blaze on July 18 last year left 36 employees dead and 33 others injured. It was the worst mass-killing in Japan in about three decades.

Scenic Kyoto Train Resumes Services

Scenic Kyoto train resumes services

A scenic train in Kyoto, western Japan, is running again after suspending services in early April due to the coronavirus.

The Sagano Romantic Train travels along the Hozu-gawa River from Sagano to Kameoka in Kyoto.

Demolition Of Kyoto Animation Studio Complete

Demolition of Kyoto Animation studio complete

Workers have finished demolishing a Kyoto Animation studio that was damaged in a deadly arson attack in July last year.

The blaze claimed the lives of 36 employees and wounded 33 others.

Kyoto Announces State Of Emergency Request

Kyoto announces state of emergency request

Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City in western Japan have decided to ask the central government to put the prefecture under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyoto Governor Nishiwaki Takatoshi and Kyoto City Mayor Kadokawa Daisaku made the announcement at a news conference on Friday morning.

Kyoto To Make State Of Emergency Request

Kyoto to make state of emergency request

Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City in western Japan are to ask the central government to put the prefecture under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyoto Governor Nishiwaki Takatoshi and Kyoto City Mayor Kadokawa Daisaku are set to announce their request at a news conference on Friday morning.

Kyoto Univ. Doctors Ordered To Self-isolate

Kyoto Univ. doctors ordered to self-isolate

Kyoto University Hospital in western Japan says it ordered 116 staff members to isolate themselves at home because they dined out or traveled, despite instructions not to do so.

The hospital says at least 44 doctors, 57 trainee doctors, and 15 others were found to have behaved contrary to the hospital's instructions. The staff members were ordered to avoid dining out or drinking alcohol with others, and also to refrain from traveling.

Shrine In Kyoto Prays For End To Virus Outbreak

Shrine in Kyoto prays for end to virus outbreak

An ancient Shinto shrine in Kyoto City, western Japan, offered a prayer to its deity on Tuesday, hoping for an end to the new coronavirus outbreak.

Kamigamo Shrine is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The shrine holds a ritual every year on March 3, the day of the dolls' festival, to pray for health and drive away evil.

Queen's Brian May Visits Observatory In Kyoto

Queen's Brian May visits observatory in Kyoto

Brian May, the guitarist for legendary British rock band Queen, visited a historic observatory in Japan while on tour in the country.

The guitarist, who also has a doctorate in astrophysics, visited Kwasan Observatory of Kyoto University in Kyoto City on Monday.

Cooked Radish Served At Year-end Ritual In Kyoto

Cooked radish served at year-end ritual in Kyoto

A Buddhist temple in Kyoto is holding its annual year-end event serving cooked Japanese radish, or daikon, to pray for the good health of visitors.

The Senbon Shakado temple's "Daikodaki" is a celebration of the Buddha's spiritual awakening and is said to date back about seven centuries.

Kyoto Animation To Demolish Studio

Kyoto Animation to demolish studio

NHK has learned that Kyoto Animation will demolish the studio that was badly damaged in a deadly arson attack in July. The blaze killed 36 employees and injured 33 others.

Sources tell NHK the company explained its demolition plan to local residents on Saturday.

Kyoto Arson Suspect Wanted 'many Injuries'

Kyoto arson suspect wanted 'many injuries'

The suspect of the deadly arson attack at the Kyoto Animation studio in July has reportedly told investigators that he targeted a particular studio to cause the maximum amount of injuries.

Shinji Aoba set fire to the studio in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, leaving 36 employees dead and 33 others injured.

Police Questioning Suspect In Kyoto Studio Fire

Police questioning suspect in Kyoto studio fire

NHK has learned that police have begun a bedside interrogation of the suspect in a deadly arson attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people and left the suspect hospitalized with burns to his entire body.

Investigative sources say Shinji Aoba has recovered enough to answer questions about the July fire at Kyoto Animation studio.

Anime Fans Gather At Kyoto Animation Memorial

Anime fans gather at Kyoto Animation memorial

Anime fans from Japan and abroad have gathered in Kyoto to say farewell to 36 employees of Kyoto Animation who died in an arson attack in July. The blaze left 33 other people injured.

The event was held on Sunday with the aim of mourning the anime creators and keeping their hopes alive.

Memorial Held For Kyoto Animation Victims

Memorial held for Kyoto Animation victims

About 500 people from the anime industry and supporters gathered in Kyoto on Saturday to remember the victims of the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio in July.

Thirty-six people were killed and 33 others injured in the attack.