• Kyodo


The National Police Agency said Thursday that 4.1 percent of police officers in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures may be suffering posttraumatic stress disorder stemming from last year’s quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

None of the officers has been officially diagnosed as having PTSD. Even so, the NPA plans to take long-term preventive measures after a survey conducted in January and February on 9,847 officers indicated some could develop delayed symptoms.

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