I visited Yokohama Omoshiro Aquarium (Fun Aquarium) 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.
With novelty fish tanks and exhibits with switches and buttons to play with, the Yokohama OMOSHIRO AQUARIUM is a fairground house-of-fun combined with an aquarium.
There are over five hundred different breeds of fish—five thousand fish in total—hidden in school lockers or miniature ancient temples, glowing in the dark or apparently swimming upside down. The twin Japanese obsessions of marine life and inane comedy are united at last. You can find the Yokohama OMOSHIRO AQUARIUM occupying a small space in the heart of Chinatown, which may explain where some of the nearby restaurants source their exotic fish dishes.
Generally speaking, marine animal's growths are so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us.
So I visited Omoshiro Aquarium to see effects of the accident against marine creatures which are grown up by Japanese food and water.
Fortunately, I can see them grown up safely and I cannot find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Kanagawa Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on December 31, 2014.