Hiroshi Yamauchi Gives Millions to Cancer Treatment Hospital
Posted by James Newton
Former Nintendo president opens new centre in Kyoto
Under the fifty-year reign of Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo went from a tiny company to the multi-billion pound giant we know today, so it's no surprise to hear Mr Yamauchi is still pretty well-off when it comes to cash. He's not buying solid gold race cars and diamond-encrusted TVs though: he's helped build a cancer hospital in Kyoto, Japan.
Donating the majority of the $83m required to get the centre open, Mr Yamauchi's non-gaming legacy covers eight floors with over 80,000 square feet of treatment rooms and equipment, with the first patients beginning their treatment at the end of this month.