Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne
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Consider leaving Tokyo, Foreign Office tells Britons

The Foreign Office has advised Britons to consider leaving Tokyo and north-east Japan following Friday's quake, tsunami and subsequent radiation fears.

British officials report there is still "no real human health issue that people should be concerned about".

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne told the BBC: "British nationals in Tokyo and northern Japan should consider leaving the area."

The disaster sparked a nuclear emergency at a stricken power plant, 220km (140 miles) north of Tokyo.

  • 16 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK
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