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UH helping students to consider leaving Japan

March 18, 2011
The Maui News

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii says it's helping 35 of its students currently studying in Japan to follow the latest travel advisory from the U.S. State Department urging Americans to consider leaving the country.

The university said Thursday it is communicating with the students and helping them abide by the warning. Twenty-seven of the students are from the Manoa campus while eight are enrolled at Hilo.

None is near the area most seriously affected by last week's earthquake and tsunamis and damaged nuclear reactors. The school says they have no indication any UH student is in any immediate danger.

The travel warning issued by the State Department on Wednesday said it ''strongly urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Japan at this time and those in Japan should consider departing.''



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