Travel Security in Japan

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No specific vaccination is required.
Because of the epidemic of avian flu, it is recommended that you avoid all contact with poultry or birds, that you do not go to any bird markets, and that you do not attend cock fights.
For Further Information
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
The World Health Organization webpages devoted to Japan
The American government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Safety Conditions

Muggings are rare and the streets are safe. Theft of documents, money or personal effects happen rarely.
Terrorist Risk
Risk of Natural Disaster
Japan is affected by 20% of the biggest earthquakes on the planet. Every year natural disasters occur: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, typhoons and heavy flooding.
Traveling Women Conditions
The conditions of visiting the country are the same for women than for men.
For Further Information
The Current Travel Warnings given by the American State Department

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