Meteocentrale website forecast now shows that radiation fall-out on western Japan is restricted to the Nagoya area (whole Aichi prefecture), ironically home of the nuclear power plant manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). This heavily industrialized area is also severely hit by flooding due the typhoon Roke which could further damage the Japanese economy but this is out of the scope of this blog.
Instead of reaching western Japan, fall-out is massively concentrated on Tokyo area, including at low altitude (10m). Expats in Tokyo can check the full movie on Meteocentrale website. SurvivalJapan reports news about the no man’s land only if they may impact places in Japan where safety retains the benefit of the doubt (Greater Tokyo is now out) : an example is the typhoon Roke course directly over Fukushima tonight (Cf. Typhoons and Fukushima). Hence radiation fall-out warnings or radioactive waste reports for Greater Tokyo are normally discontinued – if you have decided to stay there, either you already know or you chose denial.
Previous warning for the rest of western Japan is lifted for now but it showed that no place on Honshu, Shikoku and, as previously stated in SurvivalJapan, Hokkaido, is sheltered from the fall-out. The distance between Fukushima and Yamaguchi, the furthest city that would have been reached by the radioactive plume under the specific meteorological circumstances previously forecast, is 900 km. This is slightly under the distance between Chernobyl and Berlin. This range is troublesome with respect of previously deemed safe food supplies.