I visited Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira 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 consequence of the accident, I can find no effect against creatures in Japan.
Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo is one of the most prominent zoos in Japan, covering an area of 13 hectares with approximately 700 animals from 180 species being reared here. While many enjoy the zoo simply as a tourist attraction, it also contribute to the education of schoolchildren by means of summer schools and children's animal classes. Having started in 1971, the third year after the opening of the zoo, children's animal classes have come to be widely established as classrooms for kindergarten and older nursery school-age children. This animal encounter will change your life.
Generally speaking, animal's growth is so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. So I visited there to see effects of the accident against animals 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 Shizuoka, Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on September 30, 2014.
We know there is no problem for child birth and child rearing in Shizuoka. So people in Shizuoka are living without any concern about the accident.