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Fall out fears force foreigners to flee

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Fall out fears force foreigners to flee


Foreigners are packing their bags and heading out of Japan as many distrust government announcements about the true state of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Those flocking to Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports say they can cope with earthquakes, but nuclear meltdown is terrifying.

“At the beginning I decided to head west, but France offered a free flight, repatriation in fact, so I prefer to leave,” said one French national.

South Korean and Taiwanese authorities say a number of passengers arriving from Japan have shown ‘slightly higher’ levels of radiation.

The levels pose no public health risk, according to officials.

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