While some of the Tohoku Earthquake's youngest refugees told the Mainichi Newspaper that they really want to play video games, power shortages make that impossible. Kids are kids, and they want to play.
This is why 26 companies are donating four 10-ton trucks worth of toys, clothing and stationary to the relief efforts. Among those donating are Konami, Bandai, Takara Toys and Sega Toys.
With some kids escaping with just the clothes on their back, new threads are needed. What's more, the kids are studying and trying to do school work in the refugee centres, so stationary is a necessity too. But toys might be the most welcomed donation of all.
コナミ、タカラトミー、セガトイズなど玩具26社、被災地に玩具を提供 [インサイド][Pic: Getty]