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Pokemon Go launches in Japan

Pokemon Go was finally launched in Japan today, available for both Android and iOS phones, half a month after its initial release in the West.

Interestingly, the official Japanese website has yet to be updated about the release. Nintendo's LINE account also does not mention the availability of Pokemon Go. This is likely to prevent servers from being overloaded with too many downloads.

In Japan, Pokemon Go has a partnership with McDonald's. Its 2,900 fast food restaurants are Gyms and Pokestops in the game, where people can come to train monsters and battle with other players.

Both Nintendo and McDonald's stock prices have gone up significantly as of yesterday. For Nintendo, shares rose from ¥14,490 to ¥28,000, while McDonald's stock value increased to ¥3,475 compared to ¥3,000 last week.

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