While Lady Gaga is in Japan, the singer is not only acting as a tourism advocate for the earthquake-ravaged country, encouraging people to come visit Japan and soak in all of its natural and cultural beauty. She continues to do her part to raise funds for those affected by the March 11 earthquake that rocked Japan.

One of the recent effects of the natural disaster is a reduction in income-generating tourist numbers."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," Gaga said at a Tokyo news conference, according to Reuters.

In addition to the rubber bracelets she created immediately after the earthquake and a fund-raising specific T-shirt that goes on sale later this week, Gaga is also auctioning off a tea cup, which she sipped from at the press conference. The cup is inscribed with the message: "Prayers for Japan." Proceeds from that auction will be donated to charity.

To thank her for using her fame to engage in educational efforts about Japan, Hiroshi Mizohata, head of the Japan Tourism Agency, gifted Gaga with a small papier mache doll that is bottom heavy so that it doesn't fall down; it symbolizes perseverance and courage, the message that Gaga is trying to impart about Japan.

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