I visited Waikiki HI, USA 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. However, there is a little concern that radioactive materials will be brought to overseas by the wind or ocean current. So I have wanted to see the effects against overseas too and I visited HI, USA.
Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the world-famous neighborhood of Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known in Hawaiian as "spouting waters," Waikiki was introduced to the world when its first hotel, the Moana Surfrider, was built on its shores in 1901. Today, Waikiki is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Though Waikiki is not so famous for bird watching place, we can see variety of birds living in there and we can enjoy bird watching too.
Generally speaking, animal's growths are so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us. So I visited Waikiki to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Hawaiian food and water. Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Hawaii, USA.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 12, 2015.