I visited Ueno Toshogu shrine and Senzokuike 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 consequences of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures in Japan.
Ueno Toshogu shrine and Senzokuike park are famous for "Sakura" in spring. "Sakura" means cherry blossoms in Japanese. Cherry blossoms are in their full bloom at the beginning of April when Japanese visits parks to see them and enjoy "Ohanami". "Ohanami" means cherry blossom viewing in Japanese. Cherry blossoms bloom only for weeks in a year, but they are really beautiful. So we go to parks for "Ohanami" to enjoy their beauty and celebrate coming spring. We sit under trees and have foods and drinks. So I visited there to see biological impacts of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident and I could not find any impact of the accident. People in Tokyo have no worry about the accident, because it is far away from Fukushima and there is no contamination by the accidents.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 16, 2014.
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 there.
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.