Radiation concerns force Norway to move its embassy in Japan

The Royal Norwegian Embassy will be move temporarily from Tokyo to Kobe due to concerns over radiation exposure.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo will be moved temporarily to Kobe due to concerns over possible radiation exposure.

The Norwegian embassy to Japan and its staff will temporarily be moved from Tokyo to Kobe, the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs (UDI) has announced.

Kobe is  430 kilometers west of Tokyo, and there the Norwegian Embassy will lease office space from the Norwegian classification company Veritas, NRK reports.

“The move is a security precaution,” says UDI spokesman Frode Andersen. He says it is based on the unclear situation with regard to nuclear emissions from the nuclear power plants in Northern Japan. A change in wind direction could bring emissions to Tokyo.

Source: NRK and The Norway Post

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