The Pokémon Company donates ¥50m to the Japanese Red Cross to aid earthquake rescue efforts

UPDATE 10/01/2024: Capcom has donated relief money to aid those impacted by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

«Capcom offers its most heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families, and all others impacted,» the company said.

It has donated 120m yen to «the relevant regional authorities», which aims to «support the victims of this disaster as well as restoration and rebuilding efforts in affected areas».

Capcom has said it will continue to keep an eye on the situation, and will «consider further support for relief efforts» in the future.

The original story continues below.

ORIGINAL 06/01/2024: The Pokémon Company has donated ¥50 million (£272K / $346K) to the Japanese Red Cross to aid the rescue and support efforts for those affected by 1st January’s devastating earthquake.

In a statement posted to the company’s social media channel, the firm said it offered its deepest sympathies to all those affected and has offered the funding «in order to help those affected by the disaster and to help restore the affected areas» (as translated by Google Translate).

Furthermore, via the Pokémon With You Foundation, the company will also «continue to carry out activities to help children affected by the disaster regain their smiles».

According to The Guardian, the death toll from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in western Japan «has now reached 100 as rescue workers fought aftershocks to carefully pull people from the rubble». At the time of writing, 211 people remain missing.

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