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US State Dept has Chartered Aircraft to help Americans Leave Japan
From Reuters: State Dept. strongly urges Americans to defer travel to Japan and says "those in Japan should consider departing."
The United States showed increasing alarm about Japan's nuclear crisis on Wednesday and urged its citizens to stay clear of an earthquake-crippled power plant, going further in its warnings than Japan itself.
The State Department said the United States has chartered aircraft to help Americans leave Japan and had authorized the voluntary departure of family members of diplomatic staff in Tokyo, Nagoya and Yokohama -- about 600 people.
"The State Department strongly urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Japan at this time and those in Japan should consider departing," it said.