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Warren Buffett Tells CNBC He Won't Go to Japan Next Week for Plant Opening

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:19 PM ET
Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.
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Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.

Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick tonight that he won't be going to Japan next week, as had been originally planned.

Buffett had been scheduled to attenda Tungaloy Corp. plant opening in Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday, March 22. Tungaloy is owned by Berkshire subsidiary Iscar, a toolmaker headquartered in Israel.

He had hoped to make the trip, but canceled after authorities in Japan suggested it would not be the best time to visit.

The earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors that threaten to release large amounts of radiationare also located in Fukushima.

Buffett will be going to the other two countries on the original Asia itinerary: India and South Korea.

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