Jones Day moves Tokyo employees and staff from harm's way

Posted Mar 19, 2011 by Thomas Amshay
Tokyo and Cleveland, Ohio - USA Jones Day law firm closed its 22-year-old Tokyo office and is relocating 110 attorneys, staff, and their families to Southwest Japan.
Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
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Founded in Cleveland, Ohio USA in 1893, Jones Day managing partner Stephan Brogan said in a statement to employees on March 16, 2011 that the move was imminent and, " I made the decision last evening to close the Tokyo office indefinitely. Perhaps more importantly, the Firm will need to support the relocation of our 110 lawyers and staff and their families out of Tokyo and out of harm's way..
Brogan's letter to employees included a letter from US Ambassador to Japan John Roos, stating in part that, "Our experts are in agreement with the response and measures taken by Japanese technicians, including their recommended 20 kms radius for evacuation and additional shelter-in-place recommendations out to 30 kms." Entire letter from Ambassador Roos.
Moves and relocation of Jones Day employees and staff are underway.
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