I visited Senzokuike Park in Ota-ku, 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.
Senzokuike Park is a lovely pond in Ota-ku, right near the borders of Setagaya, Meguro, and Shinagawa Wards. A shaded walking path surrounds the pond. Along the way there is a playground for kids, a library, a restaurant overlooking the water, swan and row boats for rent, picnic tables, boardwalks over the water, a temple, and a shrine. There are also lots and lots of green, and no tall buildings will remind you that you are actually still in Tokyo. 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 Senzokuike 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 April 18, 2014.