While Japan is making a valient effort to manage the situation a different reality seems to be emerging. I always thought “losing face” was taboo in the culture. Seems the “outsiders” are singing a different tune. Trust in local officials must be waning.
U.S. Sounds Alarm on Radiation
TOKYO—Fear about radiation dangers posed by Japan’s nuclear crisis spiked as the U.S. instructed its troops and citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from the crippled reactors.
The U.S. “no-go” zone is far wider than the buffer established by the Japanese government itself. The top U.S. nuclear regulator, Gregory Jaczko, on Wednesday called radiation levels at one of the units at the plant “extremely high,” adding that, “for a comparable situation in the United States we would recommend an evacuation for a much larger radius than is currently being provided in Japan.”