Lady Gaga Encourages Japan Tourism During Charity Concert Trip (VIDEO)

Posted Jun 23rd 2011 08:45 AMUpdated Jun 23rd 2011 12:54 PM

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Lady Gaga Encourages Japan Tourism During Charity Concert Trip

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While in Japan for a charity concert, pop superstar Lady Gaga took time to enjoy the country's beauty and encourage tourists to return and do the same.

"I missed Japan so much...and ever since the earthquake I really couldn't wait to come back and see the fans," she told the Associated Press.

Since the March 11 earthquake, the singer has been an active fundraiser for its victims. Among her contributions is a song for a charity album and a message for a fund-raising t-shirt to go on sale this week, reports Reuters.

She will also be auctioning off a cup reading "prayers for Japan" in Japanese, that she used at a Tokyo press conference. The proceeds from which will go to charity.

"I would like to use my position here today and all week long to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city, and kiss all the beautiful little monsters and scream at the top of my lungs that everyone should visit this beautiful place," she said.

She reportedly brushed away a tear after Japanese officials presented her with a letter of gratitude from the government. Gaga was also gifted with a small doll from Fukushima prefecture, center of the current Japanese nuclear crisis.

According to Reuters, there are rumors that the star would visit the earthquake-ravaged region after her concert Saturday, but she did not confirm.

Lady Gaga Wants You to Visit Japan

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I've been to several Lady Gaga concerts--including New Years Eve in South Florida in 2010- before she reached Superstar status--Hey Lady Gaga--as one of your biggest fans--could you send me two all expense paid tickets to Tokyo for a week--??

July 14 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bizu

Lady GAGA ROCKS!!!! She does so much for the Gay community!!! WE LOVE YOU GAGA!! :)

June 23 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
happybadboy2011

Lady Gaga Emotional Watch - http://wp.me/1sMVj

June 23 2011 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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