I and my family are booked on flights to Japan on April 1. Should we cancel the trip or, since we are planning to explore Kyoto during the cherry blossom and on further south and west, will we be OK. What are our options? It's a difficult decision ...
The kansai region is totally untouched. It is unlikely that any radiation will reach that far south if it does blow. it is a difficult decision but i'd say that it is safe enough to go down there. i don't think that the rolling blackouts are in force there. of course if the reactors do blow (and it now seems that they won't) then you'll have a huge influx of evacuees to deal with too. about 8 years ago
All the scientific reports from Japanese and non Japanese nuclear authorities say it is extremely unlikely there'll be any radioactive contamination outside the 80km exclusion zone around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. Winds on Sunday are expected to turn inland over Japan BUT still the scientists say that will only mean varying levels of radiation detected within that 80km zone.
Here's a map of the exclusion zones and the potential level of contamination
More than 30km from the plant and the level of exposure drops to a level where there's no affect on human health (below 10 rems).
Well, that's the story today, anyway.
Phil about 8 years ago
If you are researching information regarding the reactors I'd recommend you check out the bravenewclimate.com blog here
Good analysis and insight from a Barry Brook, a climate scientist who is following the situation. about 8 years agoAnswered by Ian C via Travellr.com
depend how safe it was in japan how ever it ok to go i check my home town airline everybody going to japan it up to u rember the sky is not good and dont not drink water only drink water in bottle only dont cook the food in water boiler it not safe better go with good hotel about 8 years ago