Can I tell my Mom I want to go to Japan? – Radiation Scare || Sumikai

First seen on Sumikai:

Since the big earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown catastrophy in March 2011 some time has passed, yet there still is so much confusion and fear about the current condition in Japan.

(As I have mentioned before) My husband and I were/are thinking about moving to Japan, Tokyo to be exact, and one of the questions we always hear is “Do you think it is safe?”. To be honest, I don’t know. I am definitely not an expert and though I have been following hte stories since the beginning it isn’t easy to understand everything and even more complicated to get a full picture or try to seperate the sensationalism from the actual news.

A few days ago in one of my facebook groups someone posted the article ‘Tokyo should no longer be inhabited,’ Japanese doctor warns residents regarding radiation from, which revolves around an essay the japanese doctor Shigeru Mita wrote, with the self-explanatory title “Why did I leave Tokyo?”. He closed his own clinic in Tokyo and moved to Okyama-City because he was concerned with the high radiation levels in the soil in Tokyo. He compares values for Shinjuku pre 2011 (0.5 – 1.5 Bq/kg) and now at nearby Kodaira (200-300 Bq/kg) as well as Tokyo values with ones from Europe after the Tchernobyl incident. Values from 1000-4000 Bq/kg in eastern Tokyo seem tremendous and have the potential to scare most of the readers.

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