Pokémon Go officially opens in Japan, so I guess this means we will be treated to young Japanese zombies running and walking all over the streets of Tokyo chasing their Pokemon Go monsters. This is going to be sort of intriguing so maybe we start up a wager to see how the first Japanese Pokémon Go player is killed. Will the Japanese Pokémon Go player walk out in front of a train or a taxi first and get killed? Place your bets. The Japanese government has already set out a nine step warning plan of what to be careful of when playing Pokémon Go. Here’s a better guide: Don’t play the fucking game. You have to be absolutely shitting me. So not only will Google and respective intelligence agencies including the American CIA, be collecting an enormous amount of data on Pokemon Go players in the US, but no also here in Japan.
Source: Financial Times
Nintendo surges as Pokémon Go launches in Japan
July 22, 2016
by: Hudson Lockett
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Servers appeared to have already crashed shortly after word began to spread that the launch was on and the population began downloading the game en masse.
Japanese school summer holidays also began on Tuesday, meaning there’s theoretically a huge number of children out and about – although the weather in the Tokyo area is rather drizzly.
Japan’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity released a nine-step set of warnings yesterday about the dangers posed by smartphone gaming, such as unawareness of imminent tsunamis (see image below), and the need to know how to use public phones if one’s battery dies after too much gaming.