Temple University is arranging a charter flight for U.S. students at its Tokyo campus to leave Japan, University President Ann Weaver Hart said today.
The move is in response to the uncertain situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and a State Department advisory urging Americans to avoid Japan or leave the country, Hart said in a statement.
As many as 200 students might be voluntarily evacuated, possibly via Hong Kong on a Saturday flight, according to university spokesman Hillel Hoffman.
Included could be some of the 35 students from Temple's Philadelphia campus who were in Tokyo studying abroad. Most would be from the ranks of U.S. citizens whose main campus was Temple University Japan, or the 82 students studying there while enrolled at various institutions across the United States.