The accident occurred in the Katanokamicho district, only few kilometers from Goou’s home.It was the first case of a death in Japan resulting from someone playing Pokémon Go was released in Japan on July 22. The game’s creators Niantic have reportedly expressed “deep condolences” to the family of the victim. The Japan Railway group has also said it is concerned about increased accidents at train stations. Since its first release Pokémon Go received many international critics related to safety concerns but not only. Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body issued a fatwa against the game, saying it featured “deviant” symbols of “international Zionism,” while the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has issued guidelines advising players not to wander into conflict-torn regions such as Donetsk and Luhansk, which have been held by Russian-backed separatists since 2014.