Plane chartered to bring home students at Temple’s Tokyo campus

Japan continues to struggle with the aftereffects of the earthquake and tsunami. 

This weekend Temple University will give about 200 U-S students at its Tokyo campus the chance to come home.Temple University spokesman Hillel Hoffman said after the earthquake hit, about 100 U.S. students left Temple University Japan campus – finding flights on their own.  They’ve already arrived home or are en route.”That leaves about 200 US students of Temple University Japan campus in Tokyo,” said Hoffman, “We’ve arranged a charter flight of voluntary evacuation…for any U.S. resident students who wish to leave, also for Temple faculty and staff who are US residents.  Right now this flight is scheduled to leave Sunday morning, Japan time.”Hoffman said he still doesn’t know how many students, faculty and staff will be on the flight.  He said many students are very eager to leave, but others want to stay.

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