I visited Toba 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.
Toba Aquarium is located in Mie prefecture. It is one of the world maximum grade scale aquariums. It opened in 1955. Toba Aquarium celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015. 20000 examples of sea life including 850 different species are currently exhibited in a wide range of habitats. Appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the aquarium is popular as a social education institution.
The building is divided up between 12 zones by a species and habitat which can be explored at leisure. The mermaid sea zone is the only one in Japan, where you can see a real dugong. Sea lion performances are held in the performance stadium, and in addition, a variety of experience zones are offered, including sea beast kingdom, coral reef diving, the sea around Ise Shima, the sea around Japan, etc.
Generally speaking, marine 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 Toba Aquarium to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Japanese food and water. Fortunately, I can see them grown up safely and I cannot find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Mie prefecture, Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on January 27, 2015.
Tekonezushi ; sliced raw fish over the bed of vinegared rice
About 4 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. 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, Mie prefecture is very far away from Fukushima, people in Mie have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Mie prefecture 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 Mie. So people in Mie 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.