Crowdfunding for arcades hit by COVID-19

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Crowdfunding for arcades hit by COVID-19

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Just made a donation. Straightforward enough even if you can't read Japanese.
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And here's a list of other such venues requesting help.

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Does anybody know if the Japanese government is able to support arcades/leisure sector during the current Covid-19 situation?
In the UK I believe measures have been proposed such as changes to businesses rates payable for the year.
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Hats off to GSK, that's a great idea. Hopefully people can support their local arcades through this (if they're lucky enough to have one).
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Of course I did mine too , MIKADO EUROPE power !

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Mikado generates over a million dollars in sales annually. If they can't keep afloat during this time they have a busted business model.

EDIT: wow, 200k in donations. I hope those mom and pop arcades are getting help as well (I bet they aren't).
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nem wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 1:17 MP
I hope those mom and pop arcades are getting help as well (I bet they aren't).
Indeed. No idea what the government support is like in Japan but this is going to finish many arcades off regardless. You'd hope regular patrons would be willing to help out if asked but not all businesses are social media savvy, nor would they all ask for handouts in the first place.
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I really hope Mikado Game Center can stay open--I visited the Ikebukuro location when on a trip last autumn, and we ended up visiting daily for a few days because it was such a great experience. My area is pretty shut down as well, so as soon as I can help, I'd like to. Stay healthy, everyone.
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Go and support your local businesses
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