Niantic announced Lapras Event for Japan Regions
In a sudden announcement on Facebook and Twitter Niantic revealed the first ever Region Event. A region event is one that is taking place in a specific part of the world that the game is available.This event will take place in Tohoku, Japan.
The Announcement(thank you translators and visitors):
It has been confirmed that the appearence of Lapras has become more often at the coastal regions of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. This phenomenon will go on until 11/23. By all means, please, take a trip northeast now. We are sure you’ll discover many great things along with Pokemon Go”
Let us remind you that the regions taking place in this Event are the ones that got hit by the deadly tsilnami on 11th of March 2011 after an earthquake of 9. Tsounami has left behind many disasters and casualties (Wikipedia)
With that way Niantic is tryinf to help tourism in those areas calling players for a trip there.
And just so you know, this is the case: