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Already bought tickets to Japan. Will be a honeymoon trip travelling via train to Osaka, Mt FUji, Hokkaido and back to Tokyo. I heard it is unsafe as it might affect those who intend to have children. Pls advise so that I can plan for an alternative with my to-be. Thanks in advance.

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    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-commissioned power plant at Fukushima - then you don't have to be worried. Where you're going is many, many, many times outside the area of concern.
    To save space I won't go into detail here, but please read this article which details a scientific study which said the radiation exposure to most people in Fukushima prefecture (but not those in the plant environs) was equivalent to an x-ray: http://safety.worldnomads.com/japan-radiation-study
    The thing to remember about radiation is it's bad if you're exposed to a lot for a short time, or to a little for a long time. If you're exposed to any radiation at all on your trip, it'll be very little for a very short time.
    Don't worry.
    Phil at the safety hub about 5 years ago

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    Yes it is safe to travel to the destinations you mentioned. You more likely to experience more radiation on your plane flight than on your trip around Japan. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Bundyb via Site_iconTravellr.com

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