Title: Terrified to return to Tokyo
Author: Cary Tennis
Date: Jan 23, 2013 08:00 PM EST
Terrified to return to Tokyo
I don’t know how to write this letter, so I’m going to just lay out the facts. I am American. My husband is Japanese. We have three young children. We were living in Tokyo on March 11, 2011 [...]
I just don’t know what to do. Do I move back to Tokyo this summer and accept a life surrounded by radioactive contamination? Or do I divorce my husband and tear our family apart? Maybe for no good reason, maybe I am overreacting, maybe it’s not that dangerous? I am completely stressed out and agonized. I talk to friends but they don’t seem to really understand. I’m writing to you in the hope that you will have something to say, something that makes sense.
Before you return to Japan, you must be ready. You are not ready yet. You may be ready at some point. But you are not ready yet. You must be ready emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. [...]
The respected scientific journal Nature says that health risks are minimal. [...]
I suggest you contact the National Center for PTSD for help in finding treatment in your area. [...]
You can get through this. What you are experiencing is treatable. [...]
For more on the ‘respected’ ‘scientific journal’ Nature, see: Nature: People have 'radiophobia' if they believe food from Fukushima is not safe -- "Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation"
Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 9:01 pm ET