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Helping Japan - What Firms Have Done So Far

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With banks and other financial markets firms in the news more often than not for the wrong reasons these days, the unfolding disaster in Japan brings an opportunity for companies to underline that they really have learned about giving back to society.

No Time To Be A 'Hero' - Foreign Bankers Said To Flee Tokyo

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Although the Tokyo-based International Bankers Association has issued a statement signed by 16 of the biggest global banks which confirms that they are currently operating a policy of 'business as usual' in Japan, Reuters reports that foreign bankers are fleeing Tokyo 'en masse', after 'fears of a large aftershock and reports of radiation from damaged nuclear power plants' has caused further panic and accelerated the exodus from Japan's capital city.

Japan Crisis Latest - Fears Grow Over Radiation Leaks

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has urged people within 18 miles of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex, which is 150 miles north of Tokyo, to remain indoors, as the country comes to terms with what appears to be the world's biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

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