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VOL. 35 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 11, 2011




Dean: Even much of Tokyo shut down

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says there's an "eerie sense" in Tokyo, which is getting quieter by the day.

The mayor, who spoke by phone to reporters on Wednesday from Japan, is on an economic development trip on the island nation. The trip was scheduled weeks before the monster earthquake and tsunami devastated the country.

Dean said he's far removed from the epicenter of the earthquake and problems with the nuclear reactors, but many businesses are closed in Tokyo and people are staying inside.

Still, the mayor said he's been able to meet with economic development groups while expressing sympathy for the disasters.

The Japanese government invited Dean to go because Nashville has many economic ties to Japan. More than 160 Japanese have a presence in Tennessee.

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