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Japan Red Cross says Tokyo safe for travelers

March 17, 2011
Radiation in Japan

Radiation in Japan (Source: HuffingtonPost)

The Japanese Red Cross says Tokyo is safe for international travellers, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday.

Senior IFRC official Matthias Schmale also told a news briefing that Japan was not asking for a massive international aid operation to help cope with its tsunami disaster, but would probably need financial support.

“The Japanese Red Cross is telling us that Tokyo is safe, as far as nuclear radiation is concerned, and that foreigners can come in to travel,” Schmale said.

He told the briefing the situation was changing all the time, but that the Geneva-based IFRC which links to Red Cross and Red Crescent societies around the globe had implicit trust in the Japanese society and its information.

A number of foreign governments have advised caution on their citizens travelling to Japan.

[Source: Reuters]

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