I visited Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen) 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.
Tokyo Sea Life Park shows us realistic and dramatic displays of freshwater and marine life not only from Tokyo, but also from around the world, even from the Antarctic. In the huge 2,200-ton tank, you can enjoy watching bluefin tuna darting swiftly around. The aquarium also exhibits sea birds including penguins, and giant kelp from California, US. The facility sits on the beach of Tokyo Bay and could be reached in half an hour by train from Tokyo station.
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 Tokyo Sea Life Park to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Japanese food and water.
As you might already know that many Tuna have died in the aquarium since the beginning of December 2014. Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced no abnormality was found in the quality of water. They said "From autopsy inspection, some dead tunas infected with the virus".
Breeding tuna is difficult. Even the slightest change of environment, such as unusual light levels or a loud noise, can prove fatal to the highly strung fish.
It seems that this massive tuna death may have no relation to the nuclear power plant accident. Because massive death was occurred only in the specific tank and other tank's creatures have not been affected.
Fortunately, 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 March 3, 2015.
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.