News scarce of Czechs in Japan

12-03-2011

The Czech Foreign Ministry said it had no reports of Czechs injured or killed in the Japanese disaster. The ministry said that according to available information there were about 250 Czechs permanently residing in the country, but that it had no information regarding the number of Czech tourists or their whereabouts at the time of the tragedy. According to the spokesman of the Czech Association of Travel Agencies Tomio Okamura there were likely to be hundreds of Czech tourists in Japan, but at present communication was highly problematic. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra which was in the south of the country at the time of the tragedy is reported to be safe.