Pokemon Go safety guidelines issued in Japan ahead of local launch

Pokemon Go safety guidelines issued in Japan ahead of local launch
Having achieved massive popularity in the US and currently rolling out in a number of additional markets around the globe, hit game Pokemon Go is about to be launched in Nintendo's home market of Japan. 

Probably anticipating a success for Pokemon Go in Japan, the local government has issued a set of safety guidelines for the game.

Yesterday, the Japenese National Center for Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity posted an official warning on the possible health and security hazard that Pokemon Go poses.

To start off, the Japanese government is urging players to avoid lengthy Pikachu-catching sessions under direct sunlight, especially during hot summer days. Furthermore, the Japanese Center on Cyber Security is also recommending the use of a fake name during the registration process. Using a fake name limits the risk of personal data being leaked.

Here's an official statement from Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga:



In the US, as well as in other countries where the game has recently launched, Pokemon Go has generated a few unwanted side effects. 


Pokemon Go is published by Nintendo, and the iconic Japanese game giant has strongly benefited from the game's insane popularity, having seen its market value doubling price since the game officially launched. However, the game was developed by US-based Niantic, which is the main reason why the game launched in the US ahead of Japan. 

source: Reuters

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6 Comments

1. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

So US is guinea pig for Japan release :o

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Pokemon's popularity in japan is the most insane in the whole planet.. lets see what headline they'll make after the game launched there :-/

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Oh my... ENOUGH with the Pokemon... There's no fun poking other's beloved Pokemons to death...

5. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

You must not like mudkips as much as some...

6. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

So I Herd U Liek Mudkips

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They must be afraid of their children getting as dumb as our teens.

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