30 Apr '11, 5am

Quake-hit Japan 'open for business' #Japan #economy

TOKYO - JAPAN'S foreign minister says the country is open for business and travel as domestic firms are recovering at 'surprising speed' from the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. 'We promise all of you that Japan will reshape itself into a more dynamic country' through overcoming the calamity, Mr Takeaki Matsumoto said in an article published by the International Herald Tribune on Saturday. 'Japan is and will remain open for business and travel,' he said, pointing out that the World Health Organisation and others had said excessive travel restriction measures were unnecessary. Governments around the world issued travel warnings and banned food imports after the March 11 quake and tsunami crippled a nuclear power plant which has leaked radiation in the world's worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl. Mr Matsumoto stressed that radiation levels in Tokyo never ...

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