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How Dangerous is the Radiation in Japan?

Radiation is a scary thing. You can’t see it, you can’t taste it, you can’t feel it, but we all know exposure can cause cancer. So how much danger do we face from the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear

Travel Warning - Japan - Tsunami alert issued after 6.5 quake hits

A tsunami warning has been issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency for the Miyagi prefecture in North Eastern Japan, after a 6.5 magnitude quake hit at 7:24 am JST Monday Morning.The quake struck at a depth of 3.7 m

Japan Latest: Blackouts, Train Disruptions And Radiation/Food Safety

The Tohoku earthquake continues to cause disruptions to essential services, as the aftershocks continue and as the death toll rises. Train services have been affected, and planned blackouts in Tokyo are expected to cont

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over 4 years ago

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almost 5 years ago

Tourists turn their attention back to Japan

almost 6 years ago

Strong quake hits northern Japan

about 6 years ago

#newsdaily Could Chile volcano erupt again? - Japan earthquake prompts tsunami warning... plus more.

about 6 years ago

Travel Alert - Japan - Governments say Tokyo OK for travel

over 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Japan

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Due to the recent nuclear leak is it still safe to travel to TOkyo, Mr Fuji, Osaka, Hokkaido in Dec 2013?

Hi, if by "recent nuclear leaks" you mean the revelations that contaminated water has leaked out of one or more storage tanks on the site of the de-commissio... read more »
over 3 years ago

Is the radiation level in Tokyo safe for a 2-year-old (Sept 2012)? What about the food & water supplies?

There is normal background radiation in Tokyo now, which is lower than many other cities. Here are some latest measurements from Sept 16 to 18 2012: Tokyo 0.... read more »
almost 4 years ago

planning to go to Japan Summer/2014. Safe to go d/t recent news about leaking radiation?

Mia, while the leaks are a serious environmental concern, they do not pose a risk to travellers. 300 tons of contaminated water has leaked from storage conta... read more »
almost 4 years ago

how safe is to visit japan in 2013

An update for you. A WHO study of radiation effects: read more »
about 4 years ago

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