“POKEMON With YOU” is a special campaign which raises money for those affected by the 2011 earthquakes and resulting tsunamis in Japan through the sale of Pokemon merchandise. They also work to brighten the days of the children who were affected by this disaster by holding special Pokemon related events and activities.
Beginning December 22nd, a “POKEMON With YOU” tourist train will service the Tohoku Region, one of the places hardest hit, which includes the Fukushima Prefecture. The train is run by the JR East Company and will feature Pokemon decorations inside and out, as well as a special play area inside. It is hoped that this special train will bring smiles to the faces of the affected children. The train also joins a “POKEMON With YOU” activity wagon which currently travels the country.