I visited Tokyo Metropolitan Park to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequence of the accident, I can find no effect against creatures in Japan.
Now summer has come in Tokyo and we can see various insects at Tokyo Metropolitan Park. Japanese boys like bug hunting so we often see them collecting various bugs at every park. Especially they want to hunt beetles or stag beetles. Generally speaking, bug's growth is so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us.
So I visited a park to see effects of the accident against bugs which are grown up in Japan.
Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Tokyo Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on June 19, 2013.
I found first stag beetle in the park on May 29, 2013
These bugs are found at Tokyo Metropolitan Park.