Unfortunately you will be waiting for 30 years, cesium isotopes (the type being released) have a half life of around three decades.
I would go if it were for 3 days, and I would drink imported spring water. Radiation is four times the normal level at current in Tokyo, exposure at that level for a short period isn't too dangerous. Expose yourself to that for a few months and you are in trouble.
I expect that many people from Tokyo, particularly the wealthy, will be buying up 'holiday homes' and dissapearing for a year or more.
I read an article in the New York Time this morning called Why We Travel. The writer struck a cord with me because he pointed out that some of his most rewarding and enriching vacation were not the perfect ones. They were actually the result of "hard travel". I wrote about our experiences on my blog today. The post was called Why We Travel Hopefully and Fearlessly. Paul Theroux is the authors name and he said,
Tokyo may be a totally different matter but I would go. If it were at all possible, the experience would be one you could never forget!
That is true I think. I had a trip once in Laos where I caught this really really old bus that had chickens and people sitting in the isle. I was on this for 28 hours haha, but it makes for a great story.
I know what you mean...we rode in a taxi in the Phillipines a few years ago that must have had a millions miles on it! We could have put our feet through the floor boards. It was an adventure! The only other experience that topped it was a tuk tuk ride in Thailand.
Yes, I would travel to Tokyo if the radiation level there is around the background level for radiation. Keep in mind we are expose to radiation on a daily basis, but the radiation level is low. That is the background radiation.
Nope. I've never thought of Japan as a fun place to go, really...I don't like the food, I'd have no idea what they were saying, and the culture shock would probably be the most intense out of anywhere else. Not to mention, the whole earthquake/tsunami thing...
Oh dear..you really have no idea of what a fantastic Country Japan really is. It has been some time since I was in Japan but I can tell you the Japanese are very educated and more folks there speak better English than others I have heard in English Speaking Countries. There are many, many more dishes than Sushi! Try Tariyaki beef (if you eat meat that is) and you will find it is freshly cooked and is only slightly different from a good old fashioned stew your Mom or grandma makes. Right now the majority of the population of Japan have no alternative to move some place else to live, and others have said in replies on this Hub -only the rich can afford to take the option of living some place else in another Country for a few years. Radiation is dreadful, and even drinking imported bottled water and eating imported food will not stop one from gettng effected by the air they breathe. Possibly the safest place in Japan (if there is one) is to move down to the extreme Sounthern islands of the Country. The Japanese (not that bunch of throat cutting fanatics of WW2) people are very good at solving solutions and will eventually get over this dreadful disaster. Thousands will die over the next three or four decades from radiation related illness as happened after the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombs were dropped, and because of their location on the Pacif ring of fire it is most likely that tihs will not be the last tsunami or davastating Earthquake. The Japanese are used to it, and will continue to pull together as a Nation to help each other and try to live their lives as best they can.
I'd always wanted to visit Japan, but I certainly wouldn't now. Not even if somebody offered me a free ticket. It seems as though I've developed a silly phobia - whenever I see anything Japanese, I can't help thinking of radioactivity, whether people, cars or sushi.
I would go. When Florence was hit by the deadly pestilence, the black plague, most left the city. Galileo, a famous Italian astronomer, stayed in his studio and continued to work. HE discovered that the earth turns around the sun, and that people are prompt to fits of panic. I met a woman once on a trip around the Middle East. She refused to go to Jerusalem. A person had been gunned down in the old city's center two or three days earlier. She was from New York. Now, can somebody tell me how many people get gunned down a day in New York. I'd be curious to know.