I visited SUMIDA AQUARIUM in Tokyo 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.
Sumida Aquarium opened May, 2012 in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN® featuring the Tokyo Tank that replicates the seas of the Ogasawara Islands listed as a World Heritage Site, an indoor open-pool tank where visitors can watch penguins and fur seals up close, and more attractions that offer an intimate experience with marine life, right in the heart of Tokyo.
"Based on the theme of the “Cradle of Life - a Nurturing Aquatic Environment,” SUMIDA AQUARIUM as a whole was designed to be a large cradle nurturing life.
Visitors can enjoy close-up views of penguins and fur seals at one of Japan’s largest indoor open tanks. Furthermore, the aquarium has set up a zone for visitors to watch behind-the-scenes “backyard” operations including the worksites of aquarium keepers. The aquarium welcomes communication between visitors and staff. Friendly and approachable, the aquarium keepers provide us with attentive explanations.
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 SUMIDA 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 13, 2015.
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, 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.