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Thursday, 7th April 2011
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British travellers don't need to avoid Tokyo, says FCO

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its advice on travelling to Japan, saying that non-essential travel to Tokyo is no longer to be avoided.

British tourists are still advised to avoid the areas to the north east of the capital that have been directly affected by the March 11th tsunami, however.

Furthermore, the FCO says that visitors to the region should continue to take all necessary precautionary measures in relation to the nuclear situation at the Fukushima power plant.

The UK's leading independent Japan specialist travel company InsideJapan welcomed this news as "an important part of helping Japan get back on its feet".

Alastair Donnelly, director of InsideJapan Tours, said: "Japan is an amazing destination and at the present time the country needs visitors from overseas more than ever."

He added that the company is looking forward to helping with recovery efforts in the region. InsideJapan is currently running a fundraising campaign on behalf of Civic Force, which has already raised upwards of £20,000.

Those wishing to donate directly towards earthquake relief efforts can visit the company's Just Giving page

Written by Susan Ballion

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