I visited Kasai Rinkai Park in 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.
Kasai Rinkai Park is located in Kasai waterfront area along the Tokyo Bay looking across the broad, blue ocean. The park is divided into five separate zones under the theme of harmony among greenery, water and people. This park is a relatively new one which was opened to the public in 1989 and the largest park in Tokyo 23 wards area. Since the opening, they have added the bird sanctuary zone in 1994, built an observation rest-house named "Crystal view" in 1995, and constructed a large Ferris wheel in 2001. An aquarium and accommodation facilities are also located in the park. This park is famous for bird watching place too. Everybody can enjoy bird watching freely.
Generally speaking, 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 Kasai Rinkai Park to see effects of the accident against creatures 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 March 18, 2014.