I hope this finds you all well.
Motozo arrived in HK 2 days ago and it was quite lovely to finally be with him! Just hearing him
snore breath loudly next to me during the night has been very comforting. Were staying at a very convenient location just a couple of minutes walk away from Motozo’s office, lots of restaurants, and shops, so we’re quite happy with that.
Every day we watch the news and discuss what were going to do or more like, Motozo continually tries to reassure me that the situation in Japan is improving and I keep pointing out things that have not been improving. A friend asked me recently what my plan was in the long-term. He pointed out that 4.5 months of pregnancy is still quite awhile and the situation in Japan is going to take a long time to rectify, so what were my plans during my pregnancy.
Answer is I have no idea!
Motozo and I both really want to go back home, but I do have concern, fear, apprehension about the safety. Yes, we live in Tokyo, yes, its miles away from Fukushima etc, but lets not forget that the radiation levels in Tokyo have been rising(above normal levels) and falling. What do I do if it rains when we go back? How safe is it for me to leave home in that case?
I know they have connected power to the nuclear power plants and that’s a wonderful improvement, but what about the contaminated food now? Am I to avoid all green vegetables just to be on the safe side? How safe is it for me to drink water?
I guess what I really want to be told is that my fear is irrational and going back to Tokyo is safe.
I’m now researching like mad the effects of radiation during pregnancy etc. So far, what I’ve been reading have not been very comforting. I also do not trust the Japanese media or government with their statistics.
Motozo has been called back to Tokyo this weekend and we have to make a decision in a day or two whether we will extend our stay in HK or go back early next week.
What would you guys do in my situation?