March 14, 2011
France recommended its citizens leave the Tokyo region on Sunday, citing the risk of further earthquakes and uncertainty over damaged nuclear plants.
A statement on the website of the French embassy in Japan noted that Japan’s meteorological office saw a 70 percent chance of a strong fresh aftershock in the north of the Kanto (Tokyo) region in the next three days.
“It seems reasonable to advise those who do not have a particular reason to stay in the Tokyo region to leave the Kanto region for a few days,” it said.
“We strongly advise our nationals not to travel to Japan and we strongly recommend delaying any journey planned.”
This article was posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9:51 am