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Trainer Tips in Japan

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Hey trainers, Nick from Trainer Tips here.

As you know, Niantic recently announced a Lapras event in the Tohoku Region of Japan. This is the area affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami - one of the costliest natural disasters in human history. Besides the fact that I still need a Lapras, I'm fascinated by the idea that Niantic can impact an area's economy with Pokémon GO.

I've decided for my first international trip, I'm going to Japan to investigate this Lapras phenomenon and the effect it might have on tourism in the region.

Every time I talk about international travel on the channel, I get a lot of offers from people willing to donate money to help me realize that goal. This is your chance.

I'm starting this gofundme campaign to help offset the cost of traveling to Japan. I'm hoping to raise $1200 in total. $750 will go to the cost of the flight, while the remaining $450 will pay for accomodation and transportation for a 5 day stay. Any funds raised beyond the initial $1200 goal will go directly into the local economy of the tsunami-torn region - I'll use it to support local businesses in the still recovering area.

To secure the cheapest flight, I need to leave on Wednesday, November 16th, which doesn't leave much time to raise this money. Regardless of the success of this campaign, I'm making the trip, but if you'd like to help offset the costs, please consider donating.

It means so much to me to have such a supportive community willing to help me make this trip happen. I've never been one to ask for money - I feel the revenue I earn by creating videos on YouTube is more than enough. But for those of you willing to support my creativity beyond just watching ads, this is your chance. I am immensely grateful.


  • Arron Stafford
    • $10 
    • 7 yrs


Nicholas Oyzon
Downey, CA

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