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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Liezel Strauss
China became the first government to organize a mass evacuation of its citizens from Japan's northeast on Tuesday, while other foreigners left the country following radiation leaks at an earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant.
"Up to this point I was adamant to stay," Mrs. Strauss, 32, said in an exchange of Twitter messages from her mobile phone as she rushed to the airport for a flight to Singapore.
She thought the foreign press was overdramatizing, she added, but "now I'm not so sure anymore. Maybe it was time to get out."