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In the late afternoon on January 1st of this year in the Noto Peninsula region of Japan, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the region. As relief efforts take place in the area, Nintendo of Japan is donating ¥50 million to the Red Cross and providing free repairs for their products for those affected by the disaster.



How can one apply for free Nintendo repairs?


Those residing in the area who have had a Nintendo product damaged as a result of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake can visit this Nintendo informational page to learn how to send products in for repairs. The service will run for six months following the Disaster Relief Act coming into effect, until July 1st. Certain products are no longer available for repair, such as certain 3DS family models, but the Wii U and Nintendo Switch family of products should be eligible.


Can I donate to the Japanese Red Cross to help those affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake?


If you would like to support the relief efforts underway, you can donate to the Japanese Red Cross by browsing to the Japanese Red Cross Society site. We feel it is important to show support and sympathy for those whose lives have been uprooted by this, so if you’re able and would like to, it would go towards a good cause.


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Written by Abbie Maxwell

Lifelong Nintendo fangirl, Abbie holds a special place in her heart for video games. She has always strived to provide tips and tricks to make the experiences of those who share her passions that much better.