French Embassy Tells Citizens to Flee Tokyo Region

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    Reuters is reporting that the France has sent an advisory to its citizens, asking them to leave the Tokyo region:

    “It seems reasonable to advise those who do not have a particular reason to stay in the Tokyo region to leave the Kanto (Tokyo) region for a few days,” a statement on the French embassy website in Japan said.

    “We strongly advise our nationals not to travel to Japan and we strongly recommend delaying any voyage planned,” it added.

    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Japan, but the American Embassy has also emphasized that no evacuation of Tokyo residents is necessary:

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos on Sunday urged U.S. citizens in Japan to follow instructions from Japanese authorities as misinformation has been spreading among the public about Friday’s devastating earthquake and its impact on nuclear plants.

    Referring to the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, where one of the reactors partially melted Saturday, Roos said in a statement that immediate evacuation was ordered to people who live within 20 kilometers of the plant, and emphasized, ”No other evacuations have been recommended.”

    [hat tip to Ponta]

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