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Donations top ¥3.3 bil for Kyoto Animation arson victims in Japan

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By Kevin Buckland

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Nice.

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A very kind and respectful amount of donations which will greatly help the victims and their families.

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It's all well and good that people are willing to donate, but who is overseeing this giant windfall? And who will keep track of where the money goes? And who will keep administrators from skimming off the top?

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It's all well and good that people are willing to donate, but who is overseeing this giant windfall? And who will keep track of where the money goes? And who will keep administrators from skimming off the top?

If I remember correctly the authorities will administer the money, not Kyoani

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"Kyoto Animation said earlier this week it would coordinate with a prefectural allocation committee to disperse the funds."

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And how much are they gonna get,if at all? And how do you breakdown the distribution as to who gets how much? We all know greased hands need their cuts too.

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That's about a million per family if they were to get it all.

I wish people would donate like this for the hungry and homeless, too.

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@Speed: the point is that the ones who donated are not necessarily generic philanthropic people, but fans.

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If this is furusato nouzei, it is not "donations". It is merely taxation redirected from a local authority where someone lives to the Kyoto Animation company.

If you wonder why I am saying this, much of the money "donated" to Okinawa after the castle fire is furusato nouzei. The person actually doing the "giving" is the local authority whose tax revenue has gone down. The person redirecting their taxes is only charged an administration fee.

I do not regard paying Paul as charity when it means getting out of paying Peter.

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