Biological monitoring in Tokyo (January 6, 2015)
Biological monitoring at Sunshine Aquarium
I visited Sunshine 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.
Sunshine Aquarium is located in the rooftop of Sunshine City World Import Mart Building at Toshima-ku, Tokyo. The Sunshine Aquarium is an aquatic environment in the center of the city and close to the sky. Designed as an “Oasis in the Sky,” the aquarium features popular attractions such as the “Sunshine Aqua Ring” with its view of sea lions swimming overhead and the dreamlike “Jellyfish Tunnel.” You can also enjoy performances by sea lions and underwater divers, as well as sea otter and penguin feeding shows. It's a place to heal peoples' heart.
Generally speaking, marine 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 Sunshine 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 Tokyo Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on January 6, 2015.
Japanese pancake devilfish
Sunshine Aquarium is located in the rooftop of Sunshine City World Import Mart Building.
About Sunshine city
Leopard moray eel
Bigfin reef squid
Blacktip reef shark
Yellow and blueback fusilier
California sea lion
Splendid garden eel
Japanese foods are good and safe.
Because of stricter food safety law by Japanese government, we have no worry about foods.
Splendid garden eel shaped Swiss roll and penguin shaped meat-filled steamed bun
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, Tokyo is very far away from Fukushima and people in Tokyo have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Tokyo 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 Tokyo. So people in Tokyo 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