Capcom Donates 120 Million Yen to Japan Earthquake Relief

    Considering further support for the area.

    Following the January 1st earthquake, Capcom announced the company donated 120 million yen to regional authorities on the Noto Peninsula in support of relief efforts. This appears to be the highest donation toward the earthquake relief efforts yet from a video gaming company. 

    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. As of January 5, 94 people have been confirmed dead, including 55 in Wajima. Rescue efforts are still ongoing, with valuable donations from The Pokémon Company and Square Enix helping those affected by the recent disaster. Capcom’s massive donation is another incredible step forward in the aftermath of the earthquake.

    Capcom Makes 120 Million Yen Earthquake Relief Donation 

    In a new press release for investors, Capcom confirmed that the board of directors reached a resolution to donate 120 million yen (roughly $825,128) in relief money. This donation will go toward restoration and rebuilding efforts in affected areas on the Noto Peninsula. Moreover, Capcom notes that it will continue to monitor the situation in Japan and consider further support. 

    Here’s the full message from Capcom:

    Capcom to Support Noto Peninsula Earthquake Relief Efforts
    Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) offers its most heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families, and all others impacted by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake in 2024.
    Following a resolution by its board of directors, Capcom has donated relief money totaling 120 million yen to the relevant regional authorities today to support the victims of this disaster as well as restoration and rebuilding efforts in affected areas. Going forward, Capcom will monitor the status of the disaster and consider further support for relief efforts.
    Capcom extends its sincerest hopes for a swift and full recovery for all affected communities.

    Capcom is currently developing Monster Hunter Wilds, the next major entry in the long-running Monster Hunter series. The game will release in 2025 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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