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Sugimori stuck at airport, Harada stuck for three days
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The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday 11 March has affected everyone, including several Pokémon officials.

Midori Harada, an artist for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, has tweeted that:

Not allowed to leave the building. It is OK if I use the stairs, give that there is no problem at other floors. Hmm, I would like you to work in about 3 days now elevator.
  -- Midori Harada  
Ken Sugimori, illustrator of the artwork for Pokémon games, has also tweeted that he is stuck at the Naha Airport.
After traveling March 10 and 11 to Okinawa for business travel, I have not suffered. The flight was canceled on March 11, and unable to fly. Presently waiting at the Naha airport since cancellation.
  -- Ken Sugimori  

Despite numerous reports on various social networking websites, Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri is still alive and is well.

Nintendo of American has also released a tweet stating:

Thanks for your concern! During the earthquake no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage.
  -- Nintendo of America  

If Bulbanews learns of any other Pokémon Company, Game Freak or Nintendo staff that have been affected by the earthquake, or if it will have any effect on the franchise (as did a 2004 earthquake), this article will be updated.

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