False – Creator of Pokemon Died in Japan Earthquake
There have been a lot of rumours flying about after the tragedy in Japan, and one of these is that the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, died in the earthquakes.
This is false. Nintendo have issued this statement. “During the earthquake, no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage.”
Also, Satoshi Tajiri said this on his Facebook page. “Dear Hummingbirds, what’s this nonsense about me being dead? Also, I don’t work at Nintendo Japan, I’m the CEO of Game Freak (everybody is fine). More importantly, if you can, help Japan.”