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To: PROTOCOLOFFICE-EM Subject: Official notice (11/04/2011) Announcement of Mr. EDANO

To All Missions (Embassies, Consular posts and International Organizations in Japan)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the honour to send to the missions a tentative English translation of

the announcement made by Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. EDANO on the introduction of new kinds of evacuation area at the regular press briefing held at 4PM 11 April.
Besides, the Ministry would like to provide all Missions with updates on the effect of the latest strong earth quake that took place today. At Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, external power sources were temporarily cut off due to the quake, and injection of coolant water into the reactors No. 1 to 3 halted about 50 minutes. The injection of coolant water was resumed after the external power was restored, and no major safety problem has been found. No major problem was found in the external power sources of other nuclear power plants, such as Fukushima Dai-ni and Onagawa.

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In the regular press briefing held at 4PM, Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. EDANO made his announcement on the introduction of new kinds of evacuation area. Following is the main point of his announcement. The area which is outside the 20km radius zone, and where accumulation of the radioactive material is found to be high and accumulative dose may reach 20 mSv within one year from the beginning of the accident because of weather and geographic conditions, is designated as Planned Evacuation Area. The following local communities belong to this Area: Katsurao Village, Namie Town, litate Village, part of Kawamata Town, and part of Minami-Soma City. It is desirable for residents in this area to leave the Area within one month. The area which is in the zone between 20km and 30km radius and which does not belong to the Planned Evacuation Area is designated as Area for Evacuation Preparation in case of Emergency. Residents in this Area will be requested to stay in shelter or to evacuate in case of an emergency situation. The following local communities belong to this Area: Hirono Town, Naraha Town, Kawauchi Village, part of Tamura City, and part of Minami-Soma City. In particular, infants, children, pregnant women, and those who need special care or hospitalized people are requested not to enter this zone. Nurseries, kindergartens, primary schools, junior-high and high schools will not open in this area. Those who have to enter this area for work or business are requested to be prepared to leave this area on their own if it becomes necessary. As for these two Areas, monitoring will be strengthened and on the basis of the monitoring data and their assessment, these Areas will be reviewed. *This is preliminary explanation based on the oral explanation by Chief Cabinet Secretary.