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Tokyo eerily quiet amid radiation fears

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Tokyo eerily quiet amid radiation fears


As fears over a nuclear nightmare grip one of the worlds biggest cities, people are staying indoors.

Tokyo’s streets are normally bustling with cars and pedestrians. Now, the few who venture out rushed hurriedly to their destinations.

Many have fled the capital. Those who stay try to maintain some semblance of normality.

“I don´t want to scare my children. I’m sorry, if it’s possible, I want my children to spend everyday having fun, and having good feelings, and I want them to do everything that we can as long as it’s safe. If I show them I’m nervous, they will be nervous.”

The collective anxiety is also hitting commercial life. Some businesses have simply closed their doors.

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