I visited Sagamigawa Fureai Science Museum 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.
The museum features various exhibits, including a 40-meter-long aquarium that shows what the Sagami River is like both near the river source and near the river mouth and an exhibit showcasing the Tokyo bitterling, which has been declared a national treasure by the Japanese government and has been put on the national endangered wild plants and animals list.
Generally speaking, water creature's growth is so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. So I visited Sagamigawa Fureai Science Museum 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 accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Kanagawa Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on September 2, 2014.
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.