I visited Edogawa City, Tokyo to see biological impacts of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequences of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures in Japan.
Edogawa City is situated at the eastern edge of Tokyo. It is a waterfront town surrounded by the Arakawa and Nakagawa rivers to the west, the Edogawa and Kyu-Edogawa rivers to the east and Tokyo Bay to the south. Edogawa City has an area of land of approximately 49 square kilometers and boasts a population of about 680,000, and a population growing by roughly 4,000 people each year. The city is striving to be everyone’s preferred “hometown where everyone can feel the joy of life,” with prosperous industry and a rich variety of cultural activities in the community.
The city has Edogawa City SHIZEN ZOO where we can meet Charming animals, such as lesser pandas, penguins, prairie dogs, Common Squirrel Monkeys and wallabies waiting to welcome all visitors. There is also a Fureai Animal Corner where you can actually touch different animals. Everybody can enter the zoo free of charge.
So I visited Edogawa City SHIZEN ZOO to see effects of the accident against animals which are grown up by Japanese food and water.
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 October 15, 2013.
This baby was born on October 29, 2012
2 and half years have passed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I have visited various places of Japan to see the health consequence of the accident.
Fortunately I have never found any impacts by the accident among Japanese creatures. As far as I know, nobody has health problem which is caused by the accident in Japan.
Our Prime Minister Abe assures that "The situation is under control. The influence of the contaminated water is completely blocked within Fukushima. There are no health-related problems until now and there will never be health problems." He also said that "Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very safe city."
As PM Abe said, Tokyo is very far away from Fukushima, people in Tokyo have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Tokyo have already forgotten the accident, because they think radioactive materials cannot reach here.
We know there is no problem for child birth and child rearing in Tokyo. So people in Tokyo are living without any concern about the accident.
I continue to visit various places in Japan to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures which are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.