Tokyo detects "minute" amount of radiation

TOKYO, Japan, March 15 Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:41pm EDT

TOKYO, Japan, March 15 (Reuters) - "Minute levels" of radiation have been detected in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, Kyodo news agency said, quoting the metropolitan government.

They had found iodine and cesium but it was not immediately clear if it was linked to the damaged nuclear plant in the northeast.

It also said that radiation levels in Saitama, near Tokyo, were 40 times normal levels, quoting the local government.