The random nature of where PokéStops appear is causing problems again. A story from a few days ago in the Toronto Star reported Japanese officials had requested the removal PokéStops and gyms around the atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima before August 6, the anniversary of the 1945 bombing,
J.C. Smith, consumer marketing director at The Pokémon Company, has told the Associated Press that they’re working on removing certain sensitive locations, like the Arlington National Cemetery, from the game and will allow people to request PokéStop and gym removals.
Some PokéStops have already been removed, including one at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. An online submission form is currently available to make a removal request, but Ninatic have suspended requests for new PokéStops for an indeterminate amount of time.