Japan quake regions use Pokemon Go to revive tourism – BBC News
Four earthquake-damaged prefectures in Japan plan to use Pokemon Go to entice visitors back to their attractions.
The neighbouring prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, and Kumamoto in the country’s south, are joining forces to get more features from the popular augmented-reality game in their areas, the Kyodo news agency reports.
Officials are working with the game’s developer to host more Pokestops – virtual markers where players pick up supplies – and “gyms”, where Pokemon teams battle it out for supremacy. They also want rare Pokemon characters to appear in the prefectures, Nikkei Asian Review reports.