The moment the Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, I was at a workplace in Tokyo. All trains stopped due to the earthquake, and on the main road seen from the windows of the workplace, countless people walked silently to return home. I saw this calmness and thought that panic movies would not be a hit in Japan. Since that year, IGDA Japan has been supporting human resource development in Fukushima Prefecture.
Now we are facing new difficulties. Let’s face it, remembering the calm at that time.
8 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. More than 18,000 people died due to this disaster, and more than 50,000 people continue to evacuate life now. Japan and World Wide Game Developers hold “Fukushima GameJam” for reconstruction support from August 2011. Especially since several disasters occurred in 2018, we stopped holding FGJ, but IGDA Japan continues to support reconstruction.
Six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Reconstruction is still halfway and still needs help from people all over the world. IGDA Japan will also hold “Fukushima GameJam” (FGJ) this August from August 19th to 20th. We are hoping that FGJ will trigger a new industry in the Tohoku region. I sincerely hope for your participation and cooperation.