20 Mar '11, 2am

Fighting against a spiral of hysteria in Tokyo - Yahoo!

Fighting against a spiral of hysteria in Tokyo - Yahoo!

As increasing numbers of foreign residents left, a trickle of Japanese families began to start boarding trains and planes out of Tokyo as well. Life was becoming more difficult. Trains were running sporadically and items like bread, milk, rice, eggs, candles, batteries and canned foods were disappearing from the shelves. But these were mere inconveniences compared with the sense of uncertainty that had enveloped our lives.On Wednesday, I read a transcript of an interview by the UK Embassy with the British government's chief scientific officer about the situation at Fukushima. It was a much-needed dose of sanity and level-headed analysis. But the next day I woke up to the news that the British Foreign Office was advising British nationals in Tokyo and to the north of the capital to leave the area over concerns about an "evolving" situation at Fukushima, as well as depleted ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/fighting-against-a-spiral-of-hys...

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