Arson Attack in Kyoto, Japan

CIS Abroad was informed of a terrible event today in the usually peaceful city of Kyoto, Japan.

A fire, likely the result of an arson attack, has claimed the lives of more than 33 people at a local animation studio and many more have been injured. The attack happened at a famous Anime Studio, Kyoto Animation, Co.  We have no reason to believe that any CIS Abroad students would have been inside the building of this private company, nevertheless we are reaching out to confirm the safety of every individual student in Kyoto.

Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives today and the families who survive them.