Food monitoring in Kyushu (September 16, 2014)
Food monitoring in Fukuoka prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture
I visited Fukuoka prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture to see effects 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 have never found any effect against creatures in Japan.
Fukuoka prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture are located in "Kyushu" which is southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Kyushu is very away from Fukushima and Japanese think that products of Kyushu have never contaminated by radioactive materials of the accident. So Kyushu grown foods such as, vegetables, fruits, meets, fish and so on are widely consumed in Japan.
So I visited there to see effects of the accident against foods grown in Kyushu.
Fortunately, I could see no abnormalities and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Kyushu, Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on September 16, 2014.
Japanese breads are very good!
About Fukuoka prefecture
People enjoyed a barbecue
I had a salad for breakfast
Tonkotsu Ramen ; noodle with a pork bone broth
Kujira Sashimi ; sliced raw whale meat
Maguro Sashimi ; sliced raw tuna
Koikoku ; Carp cooked in miso soup
Unagidon ; Grilled eel on rice
Unagi seiromushi ; steamed eel in a steaming basket
Kakigori ; shaved ice topped with flavored syrup, fruits and ice cream.
I visited Amakusa city, Kumamoto prefecture by airplane.
Tideland of Amakusa city
I found Pen shell there.
I could find some Pen shell. They have no abnormality or deformity.
I cooked and ate the shell. It was good.
Sautéed Pen shell with butter
Sazae Tsuboyaki ; grilled turban shell
Iseebi misoshiru ; Japanese spiny lobster miso soup
Tempura ; vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep fried.
Basashi ; horse-meat sashimi
Tai Sashimi ; sliced raw Red sea bream
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."
Fukuoka prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture, which are located in Kyushu, are very far away from Fukushima as same as Tokyo and people in both prefectures have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People who are living in Kyushu 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 Kyushu. So people in Kyushu 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.
Public Health Network in Japan