"I am too old to escape from my old house by myself," she said. "I don't know how long I will have to stay here, and it is rather expensive. But at least I am safe."
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Etsuko Okamoto, a retiree from Tokyo staying at the Nikko hotel in Nara, said she was still afraid to go back to Tokyo, beset with a record number of aftershocks and fears of contamination.