In fear of the recent H1N1 outbreak, (aka "swine flu") Capcom Japan is mulling over the decision to pull out of E3 2009. Apparently, the company has a new policy that restricts corporate travel during the course of the pandemic of which is slowly ravaging its way throughout Japan.
This is by no means an implication that Capcom will skip out on E3 all together -- just the folks from the Japanese branch such as our main man Keiji Inafune. (Speaking of Inafune, he too has fallen victim of Capcom's new policy as his trip to the Nordic Game Conference has been canceled)
The press is currently awaiting Capcom Japan's decision.
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