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Japan COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Japan is a stable, highly developed parliamentary democracy with a modern economy. Tourist facilities are widely available, except in coastal areas of Northeast Japan still recovering from the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. Please read the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on Japan for additional general information. Back to Top
Travel Advisory 31-March US Emb Japan This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated March 21, 2011. In response to the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy, and other technical experts in the U.S. Government have reviewed the scientific and technical information they have collected from assets in country, as well as what the Government of Japan has disseminated. Consistent with the NRC guidelines that would apply to such a situation in the United States, we continue recommending, as a precaution, that U.S. citizens within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant evacuate the area or take shelter indoors, if safe evacuation is not practical. On March 16, the State Department authorized the voluntary departure from Japan of eligible family members of U.S. government personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, the U.S.
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FCO Japan travel advice The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the exclusion zones around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility identified by the Japanese authorities. See Fukushima The typhoon season runs from June to December with most activity between July and September. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms.
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FCO - Japanese earthquake An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at 1446 local time yesterday. There continues to be a risk of aftershock and tsunamis across the Pacific region. The Japanese authorities have issued a warning for people to stay away from low-lying coastal areas. Infrastructure damage is widespread.
DFAT Travel Advice for Japan Summary Japan overall Areas 1 and 2 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant Area 3 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Japan. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia.