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is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/11 09:37
Hi my flight is next friday but right now I'm not sure if I should cancel my trip. I talked to my cousins and they were very nervous saying that at work they told them to save money just in case a war breaks out .... what should i do ? ... I'm going for 19 days ...
by TheHitokiri  

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/11 10:02
I wouldn't worry too much. It's saber-rattling and has happened every year around this time. I remember a lovely photograph of cherry blossoms with an anti-missile battery smack dab in the middle of it just about every year.
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/12 21:19
We are actually taking a trip to Japan this June as well. We are a bit worried and hope this is all just foolishness on NK's part.
by Texican rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/12 21:21
See also: "Safety Japan during N Korea conflict"
http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+101902
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/12 21:32
Thanks. We aren't too worried. This seems to happen every time South Korea elects a new head of government.

I think it is probably more likely that we'd get hit by a car in Shinjuku than a nuclear warhead being dropped on Tokyo.
by Texican rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/13 21:25
yeah but your trip in in July .... my trip is next friday .....lol
by TheHitokiri rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/13 22:11
@TheHitokiri
BTW, also your handle-name seems, if anything, not so safe.(^_^;
I'm worrying that the man-slaher will be here.(lol
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/14 03:21
No you shouldnt go. You should give me the money & let me go instead :) Seriously, IF N Korea launches a missile & IF hostilities break out its unlikely they would affect you at all. Anything they might launch is likely to be aimed at either the South or US bases not the Japanese mainland. Go and enjoy.
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/4/15 12:10
I'll be going as well in a couple of weeks. I'm sure everything will be just fine. If not, at least I'll leave this earth in my favorite place in existence. :)
by alynn (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: is it safe to travel to japan right now ? 2013/5/1 12:36
I think it is safe. I understand being cautious but I think if you take your trip to Japan you will be so happy that you did and you will be over there enjoying it so much that you will forget about all of your worries you had. I think that you have more chance of experiencing a natural disaster (RIP) than you do being surrounded by war and nuclear bombs. I hate to be blunt like that but I think it is true.
by Gamesnacks rate this post as useful

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