With the earthquake and the resulting Tsunami, Japan is currently in dire need of aid - Play For Japan is a website that helps direct you to legitimate avenues in order to donate and help out Japan in its time of need. It's also linking to some awesome game related charity auctions on eBay - a Super Mario Kart signed by Miyamoto, an Eddie Riggs statue signed by Tim Schafer, the list goes on. I'm about to mortgage my house for a copy of Killer 7 signed by Suda 51.
Play For Japan is a great cause, and a great way to mobilise and focus the charitable efforts of gamers in the correct direction.
The videogame industry obviously has special ties with Japan. Our favorite games are made there, our friends and family work and live there. The gaming industry and community at-large is highly passionate and can be charitable beyond words.
The sole purpose of this “Play For Japan” campaign is to communicate and channel that passion and generosity into the overall relief effort. On this site, you’ll find links to donate directly to selected and legitimate charities performing relief work in Japan. You’ll also find other fundraising opportunities in the form of local events and charity auctions, as well as a spot for anyone in the industry or community to express themselves as this crisis and recovery unfolds.