On Friday, March 11, Japan was hit by the largest earthquake in the country’s history. In light of the recent tragedy, many Japanese game publishers have announced plans to support relief efforts for victims of the natural disaster.
Nintendo announced their plans to donate 300 million yen (about $3.6 million) to various aid groups. Sony has promised to donate the same amount, as well as 30 thousand radios for victims of the disaster. Sega is donating 200 million yen ($2.4 million). Namco announced donations totaling 100 million ($1.2 million) and that they were also accepting donations from its staff. Tecmo Koei has pledged 10 million yen ($122,000) and is also accepting donations from fans.
Above: The remains of houses in Fukushima prefecture
All the companies listed are urging fans to join them by supporting relief efforts through donations. If you want to help, you can donate to the Red Cross via iTunes, or directly on the official website. Those in the UK can donate on the British Red Cross' website.
Mar 14, 2011
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