I saw the SCMP article yesterday too. I did think it was pretty rich that HK has changed the immigration rules/priorities (to fast-track expats leaving Japan so they would settle here) just for these guys. Actually I do have some sympathy for the OP's point of view. Unlike the misleading information provided above by TheBrit, there have been no nuclear explosions and the risks of staying in Toyko are minimal. It does send a terrible message to the locals, that those who "can" leave do; while those who cannot (ie the Japanese) have to stay. For those with children, who probably have fitted into Japan better than their parents since kids pick up languages faster, what life message are they teaching those children? If there was a real risk I could understand it; but just for the over-hyped fear risk, it's just cowardise.