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A famous Japanese food manga takes on the "truth about Fukushima". After the incident, there is a discussion with another character who says that he too has suffered from such unexplained nosebleeds and fatigue, finishing with the comment, "There are a lot of people in Fukushima who suffer from the same symptoms. They just don't talk about it."
On March 11, 2011, everything changed. Japan was hit hard with a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Lives were destroyed. Lives were lost. The country is still rebuilding, and the aftershocks are still being felt by those impacted most.
March 11th this year will mark the one-year anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Since that time, a great deal of time effort and money has been offered for the rebuilding of the North-Eastern area of Japan from all parts of the world. Including the gaming world.
This afternoon, just as the Tokyo Game Show was grinding to a halt for the day, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan. There were no immediate injuries according to early reports.
An individual who apparently is in a refuge shelter because of the March 11 earthquake received a special package from Nintendo. This, it seems, is it.
March 11's earthquake has impacted car companies and electronics makers. That's expected. But it's also had an unforeseen effect on Pocket Monsters, namely Pokémon branded noodles.
Could a video game mean the difference between life and death the next time the planet decides to violently erupt near a heavily populated area? That's the question Geeks Without Bounds plans to answer with GameSave, a five week long hack-a-thon event aimed at creating the ultimate disaster relief video game.
When the Great East Japan Earthquake rocked the country on March 11, Japanese games with sensitive imagery were delayed. PS3 title Disaster Report 4, set during a natural disaster, was canceled. The game's publisher even canned all Disaster Report titles. Not every Japanese game company is taking such drastic steps.
It's been over a month since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan. Within minutes, a massive tsunami pounded the coast. Tens of thousands were either dead or missing, with many more homeless. Popstar Gackt felt compelled to do something, but turned to what many Japanese would view as an unlikely ally to help - a South Korean online game company.