• Question: What made you want to help Japan and not anywhere else?

    Asked by Elliee100xox to Keith on 15 Nov 2015.
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      Keith Franklin answered on 15 Nov 2015:

      Hi Elliee,

      It wasn’t really a choice I had to make. There had been a terrible earthquake in Japan which caused the accident at the Nuclear Power Station at Fukushima Dai-ichi. The British Embassy wanted someone to go out to help.

      Because I had worked in Japan before and spoke some Japanese, and was also a Scientist who understood about nuclear things, I was chosen to come out here.

      When I first came to Japan about 15 years ago, I never thought I would be back working in this job, I just thought it sounded interesting at the time. If you get the opportunity to do something different, I would think about it seriously as you never know where you will end up!