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Tuesday
Mar062018

Socializing halved mortality rate for those hit by 3/11 disaster

As reported by TSUYOSHI KAWAMURA in the Asahi Shimbun.

Of course, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe evacuees -- many of them elderly -- increased such deadly social isolation dramatically, as residents of an entire region were scattered to the wind, landing in evacuation shelters across Japan, isolated from their former family, friends, and neighbors.

For many of those who have survived, this has gone on for seven long years now.

But as the article indicates, not all have survived, due in part to their social isolation while living in, effectively, permanent nuclear evacuation from their former homes, cut off from many to most of their loved ones.