The official tweet is in Japanese, but we tried our best to translate it to English:
“Notice to you. Been found on the coast of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Laplace and easier is the emergence. This phenomenon seems to last until 11/23. You can visit on a trip to northeastern now feel! I think I have a lot of Pokémon GO beyond Nice discoveries.”
The official tweet:
皆さんにお知らせです。岩手県、宮城県、福島県の沿岸部でラプラスが出現しやすくなっていることが確認されました。この現象は11/23まで続くようです。東北の今を感じる旅に是非おでかけください！きっとPokémon GO以外でも素敵な発見がたくさんあると思います。 pic.twitter.com/1VPBngRU6v
— Pokémon GO Japan (@PokemonGOAppJP) November 11, 2016
Players in Japan are already tweeting pictures and screenshots on how the event looks like. As you may see below, it seems that Japanese players will not have problems with getting their gold Ice Type medals:
— 社畜のヨーダ (@katou443) November 11, 2016
Another interesting detail is that Niantic is now referring to some Pokémon GO events as “phenomena”, which is rather similar to Ingress anomalies.
There is no official word if or when this event is going to be extended worldwide. Although, given the context of these regions being struck by tsunami, don’t hold your breath.