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Friday, May 6, 2011

Psychologists Fear Long-term Mental Health Toll In Japan

A man expresses his feeling during a memorial service for the March 11 earthquake victims at Flora Memorial Hall in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP)

A man expresses his feeling during a memorial service for the March 11 earthquake victims at Flora Memorial Hall in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP)

Survivors of the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan showed great stoicism. They were quick to help each other and reluctant to complain, following Japanese customs of politeness and reserve. But psychologists there are worried that not talking about the disaster could lead to long-term mental health problems. The BBC’s Japan correspondent Roland Buerk reports.


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