I visited Tokyo Metropolitan Park to see biological impacts of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequence of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures in Japan.
Our prime minister said that Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. The government has announced that it takes responsibility in addressing water, food and air. A project has been launched and there are no concerns. Exactly Tokyo is a very safe city.
This summer we could see various insects at Tokyo Metropolitan Park. As Japanese boys like bug hunting, 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 September 19, 2013.