Nintendo donates 50 million JPY and offers free repairs to earthquake victims
Nintendo has announced that it will provide free hardware repairs to those affected by the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake and contribute 50 million JPY to relief efforts.
Nintendo posted a message of support on X and announced plans to donate around $340,000 to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help those affected by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. The company will also provide free repairs for any hardware damaged by the disaster for the next six months.
The Pokémon Company announced on January 6 that it would also donate 50 million JPY "to help those affected by the disaster and to help restore the affected areas." It also stated that the Pokémon With You Foundation would continue its efforts to comfort the affected children.
The major earthquake occurred on New Year’s Day, destroying neighborhoods in the Noto Peninsula and triggering a small tsunami that flooded over 296 acres of land. So far, the disaster has resulted in the deaths of 222 people, with another 22 still missing over two weeks later.
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