US Government charters evacuation flights out of Japan

Posted on March 18th, 2011 Dan

Wikipedia says ~ 50,000 Americans live in Japan, so this could take a while.

(AP) US starts evacuating some Americans out of Japan, 03.17.11

The Obama administration has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, and said it will charter aircraft to help U.S. citizens wishing to escape elevated radiation levels in the country.

The State Department late Wednesday issued a warning to Americans to avoid travel to Japan and said U.S. citizens in the country should consider leaving. Its authorized departure offers a voluntary evacuation to family members and dependents of U.S. personnel in Tokyo and Yokohama and affects some 600 people.

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