I wrote about this already, with lots of caveats. Well, even though they are explicit that it is not needed at this time, the UK Tokyo embassy is giving them out until tomorrow (Why until tomorrow? Going French?). Of course, I let my UK passport lapse, and do not even have the lapsed one to hand. How about my other passport?
Potassium iodide (KI) is only needed when there is a large amount of radioactive iodine in the environment. At this time, the Government of Canada does not advise using the medication. KI will be available from local health authorities in Japan if the need arises. Government of Canada offices abroad are not in a position to provide medicine or medical treatment to Canadian citizens who have chosen to travel or reside outside of Canada, but will provide information to Canadians to help them obtain medical services available locally.I don't know if I am more pissed I let my UK passport lapse, the UK is doing this to keep its nationals happy, or that Canada will not manage distribution if necessary. Thanks, @$$holes. Getting that UK passport for next time. What I think of the Japanese government's capabilities should not be put in print.