Square Enix donates nearly $350,000 to the Japanese Red Cross to support people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake
Square Enix has confirmed that it will donate 50 million yen (approximately $346,000 or £273,000) to the Japanese Red Cross to support those affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake in Japan that occurred on January 1, 2024.
In brief news item published today (January 9) on the Square Enix Holdings website, which was spotted and translated by Twitter/X user @Genki_JPNthe company, best known for series such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, And Kingdom hearts, expressed his condolences to those affected by the earthquake. Announcing the donation, the company noted (translated by Google) that the company is praying “for the fastest possible recovery of the affected areas.”
Last week, The Pokémon Company also announced that it is donating 50 million yen to help people affected by the disaster. In a after published on January 5 on Twitter / and to help restore affected areas.”
In addition, The Pokémon Company said it will continue to conduct activities with children affected by the earthquake through the Pokémon With You Foundation to help them “get their smiles back.”
The earthquake, with a magnitude of MJMA 7.6, occurred on New Year’s Day at 4:10 PM local time in Japan. According to a report of the Japanese Red Cross, 1,219 aftershocks followed the main quake, and 168 deaths were confirmed in Ishikawa Prefecture yesterday (Jan. 8). Hundreds more people are injured and missing, and more than 1,500 houses are reported to have collapsed or damaged.
Square Enix is the developer and publisher of the Final Fantasy series, home to many of the best RPGs of all time.