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Following the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11th, our Shanghai office has been in constant contact with our Japanese properties so we can bring you the most up-to-date information about safe areas to travel in Japan.
Northern areas of the country like Sendai have been devastated by this horrific natural disaster and further revelations of earthquake damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Things are quite different in southern Japan, which wasn’t affected by either the earthquake or tsunami. According to our colleagues in Shanghai and our properties in southern Japan, it’s completely safe to travel to areas like Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kobe and Okinawa. All these areas can be reached by flying directly to Osaka Kansai International Airport.
For updates on air travel to and from Japan, check out the following websites:
For up-to-date health and safety information relating to travel in Japan, you’ll find everything you need to know on the World Health Organization (WHO) site.
If you’d like to make a donation to support disaster relief efforts in the area, the American Red Cross has set up a Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Appeal.
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