Not since the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in my back yard have I had such a challenging week as just before Christmas when we tried to move back to Japan during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This week is the first episode I have recorded for the year and from my very own recording studio/walk-in closet back in Iwaki, Fukushima.
and I am talking about: How NOT to move countries in a pandemic.
1) Don't get taken to hospital by ambulance on the day you are moving
2) Don't miss your PCR test that is key to the whole family being able to return to Japan
3) Don't nearly give yourself a heart attack waiting for your test results...and more!
Even when it feels horrible and you wonder how you can get to point B, eventually, you will get there and realise you are where you so badly wanted to be before. Touching down in Japan and passing through immigration was a huge relief, right up there with escaping from Fukushima during the nuclear meltdown. I know. Talk about dramatic. Jeez, can't you just move countries like a normal person?!?! Apparently not.
I'm also talking about what 2021 might hold for us now that we are in Japan, how I'd like to contribute to our community as we come to the 10th anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
I'll be bringing you more voices this year in the form of new shows and I'll even be managing some of them too!
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