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Reporter's notebook: After disasters comes the exodus from Tokyo

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 07:54 PM
Looks like a quiet movement to evacuate Tokyo is underway.

Tokyo -- Mid-March is not a high travel season for Japan, but as the nuclear emergency at Fukushima nuclear plant persists, the airports are growing clogged with passengers.

They're primarily traveling one way: out of Tokyo.

Lines at Tokyo's Haneda Airport weave back and forth across the departure terminal. Families fill the seats, awaiting flights to Japan's southern and northern islands.

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Google Maps now used to display Tokyo Evacuation Map

Google Tokyo Evacuation Map (Japanese):,0x605d1b87f02e57e7:0x2e01618b22571b89,1&msa=0&msid=215507572864740295322.00049e31ae027259c4dda&t=h &ll=35.629954,139.686699&spn=0.230775,0.278435&z=12

Alternate:,0x605d1b87f02e57e7:0x2e01618b22571b89,1&msa=0&msid=215507572864740295322.00049e31ae027259c4dda&t=h%2 0&ll=35.629954,139.686699&spn=0.230775,0.278435&z=12

(Edited Google link since it wasn't working as hyperlink)
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