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FC Tokyo send North home from Japan

J-League club FC Tokyo have sent newly-signed defender Jade North home from Japan amidst radiation fears.

Following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the country has been ravaged and the problem of radiation leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant in the north to Tokyo further south has become apparent.

Just days after signing with the club, North was booked on a flight to return home until the chaos settles in the land of the rising sun.

The Australia international, who spent the A-League season with Wellington Phoenix, said that he would love to play with FC Tokyo when things return to normal.

"So far they've cancelled all of the March fixtures in the J-League and no one knows what will happen then," North said.

"But I've had a great time before the earthquake struck, it's a really good club and I want to come back once things have started to calm down."

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