I visited Hokone-en 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.
Hakone-en Aquarium is located in Kanagawa prefecture. It is both a fresh water and salt water aquarium. The aquarium is 723 meters at sea level. It is said to be the highest salt water aquarium in Japan. This aquarium is home to 450 species of fish, about 32,000 fish in total, collected from the oceans and lakes of the world. The salt water section features a massive tank measuring 17 meters wide and 7 meters deep, which visitors can enjoy countless salt water fishes and some penguins. This section presents the feeding show where you can see the divers feed fish. Moreover, Baikal Seal Square presents the show of Baikal Seal that is especially beloved among children.
So I visited Hokone-en Aquarium to see effects of the accident against cratures 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 Kanagawa Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on August 27, 2014.
About 3 years have passed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I have visited various places of Japan to see the health consequence of the accident.
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 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."
Kanagawa prefecture is very far away from Fukushima as same as Tokyo and people in Kanagawa have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Kanagawa prefecture have already forgotten the accident, because it is very far away from Fukushima and radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for child birth and child rearing in Kanagawa. So people in Kanagawa 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.