Foreign Ministry: No contact from 25 Israelis in Japan

The Foreign Ministry on Friday announced that it has not heard from 25 Israelis in Japan following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the island state earlier in the day.
The ministry stressed that it may be difficult for the Israelis to contact their families because of the collapse of communications networks in Japan due to the quake.
Foreign Ministry officials have also issued a travel warning to Israelis residing in Japan and other countries in the Pacific to stay away from areas close to the shore and obey instructions from local authorities.