I visited Higashiyama Zoo 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.
Higashiyama Zoo is located in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture.
This zoo is a comprehensive park consisting of a zoo, botanical gardens and amusement park. Koalas, giraffes, and elephants are very popular animals here.
With its proud claim as being one of the largest zoos in Asia, the Higashiyama Zoo is home to approximately 570 species of animals. At the Botanical Gardens, famous for its tropical plants, one can enjoy the flowers of the four seasons.
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 Higashiyama Zoo 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 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Nagoya.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on June 20, 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, Nagoya is very far away from Fukushima, people in Nagoya have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Nagoya 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 Nagoya too. So people in Nagoya 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.