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'Bad dreams have come to life'

A woman reacts after she was informed of the death of her relatives at an evacuation centre in Kesennuma Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan

The nuclear emergency that has followed the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has brought a silent menace to a society already shocked to its very core.

Today presenter James Naughtie, who is in Japan to witness the aftermath of the earthquake firsthand, reflects on the human story of the disaster.

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