Source: Wiki/Sehsuan It Didn’t Take Long For Japan To Have Its First Pokemon Go Accident 2016-07-22 Fri 2016-07-22 Fri As the rest of the world has been enjoying catching them all, Japan has been playing catch up as the home country of Pikachu only just officially released Pokemon Go this morning. After much speculation and server issues, the global gaming phenomenon was finally released in Japan this morning, and it was only a few hours after that that the country experienced its first game-related incident. The accident occurred late in the morning on July 22nd at Kinki University in Osaka. A student engrossed in playing Pokemon Go reportedly fell down a set of stairs. A head injury caused the student to lose a lot of blood, and so an ambulance was called. "There was an accident involving someone playing Pokemon Go while walking at Kinki University. Ambulance transportation was necessary because of large blood loss." 【速報】ポケモンGOを歩きながらプレイ中、近畿大学内で事故発生。多量の出血のため救急車で搬送された模様 pic.twitter.com/tvMBez2SgK— NICOTUBE (@nicotube_012) 2016年7月22日 "Somebody was so entranced with Pokemon Go they fell down the stairs and their head is covered in blood." 近大でポケモンGOに夢中なりすぎて階段から落ちて顔面血だらけの人おるんだが…— かんた (@kan_n46) 2016年7月22日 The release of the popular augmented reality game in Japan was preceded by official safety instructions and warnings issued by the government, as well as several schools sending out safety concerns, and an official statement from Nintendo and Niantic. While excitement for the game's delayed release in Japan has been unbridled, many have expressed concerns because of the country's existing problems with walking while using a smart phone, particularly on train platforms. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Eieio / Matome Naver / @hizi_x/ / @nicotube_012 / @kan_n46 / Pokémon GO 開発者メッセージ Tags: Accidents / Japan / Pokemon / Pokemon GO grape Japan Entertainment It Didn’t Take Long For Japan To Have Its First Pokemon Go Accident Related Article Snow covered Mt. Fuji ice bars released in Japan After Losing His Wallet In Japan, Malaysian Man Elated By Kindness And Efficiency This Shiba Inu Greets Other Dogs With The Most Adorable Song And Dance Routine 8-Month-Old Baby Miraculously Found In Wreckage After First Massive Kumamoto Earthquake Footage Shows Abandoned Areas Of Fukushima Being Reclaimed By Nature 7 Years Later Japan Travel: What are the Best Temple Recommendations for Setsubun’s Mamemaki?