Hiroshi Yamauchi Gives Millions to Cancer Treatment Hospital

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.

[via 1up.com]

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