UNITECR 2011

Q & A

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Kyoto

May 15, 2011
UNITECR2011 Organizing Committee

Where do I contact for any questions regarding Kyoto?

Please send E-mail to unitecr-info@tarj.org

Was Kyoto affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami?

No. Kyoto is located in 690 km (430 miles) far from the epicenter of the earthquake.
The intensity was II (Weak), according to the USGS archive as in the following URL.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0001xgp/
You may find the map of the damage from the earthquake at
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/flash/newsgraphics/2011/0311-japan-earthquake-map/

How far Kyoto is located from the Fukushima nuclear power plant?

Kyoto is located in 530 km (335 miles) far from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/flash/newsgraphics/2011/0311-japan-earthquake-map/index.html?view=daiichi

How the business in Kyoto after the earthquake?

Business is as usual in Kyoto. The conference center, hotels, transportation and communication facilities are all normal in Kyoto.

Is Kyoto affected by the incident of the nuclear power plant?

No. You may find the relevant information in the following web sites. We can say that the environmental adioactivity level in air and drinking water in Kyoto is normal.

Environmental Radioactivity Level (By prefecture)
http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/1303986.htm
IAEA Updates
http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
http://www.mlit.go.jp/page/kanbo01_hy_001428.html
Radiation Level at Airports in Japan
http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/koku_tk7_000003.html

Are there any concerns on the foods contamination in Japan?

Radioactivity-contaminated foods have never been on the market in Japan under severe control of the government. The government has been inspecting the radioactivity level of agricultural and fishery products. Please refer to the following web site.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
http://www.maff.go.jp/e/index.html

How is the living in Kyoto right now?

Kyoto is now in the spring season, where cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
Everything is as usual.

Kyoto Travel Guide
http://www.kyoto.travel/plan_your_visit/
Inside Kyoto
http://www.insidekyoto.com/
Blogs about Kyoto
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/narutakiso/ (Japanese)
http://youpv.exblog.jp/ (Japanese)
Latest Pictures taken in Kyoto
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=kyoto&s=rec&z=e
http://www.google.com/search?q=kyoto+twitpic&rls=ja&tbs=mbl:1
http://webcam.pr.kyoto-u.ac.jp/local/camera.html
http://www.webcamgalore.com/EN/webcam-map/Japan/Kyoto/city-1522.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamomebird/5581892859/
http://twitpic.com/4drqjd
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