May Japan become Land of Hope and Safety, Mother of the Accidents Free! Public Health Network in Japan tries to see health consequences of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident.
日本は幾多の困難を乗り越えて希望と安全の国になる！ 大震災から復興しつつある日本を紹介します。日本の各地を訪問し、日本の美しい自然と生物、文化、食べ物などを紹介します。日本はとても素敵な国です。このブログはPublic Health Network in Japanの切明義孝が管理しています。
World Heritage watching ; Gango-ji Temple
This edifice used to be a part of the priests' living quarters of the Gango-ji Temple, and was reconstructed as its main hall (National Treasure) and Zen-Shitsuhall (National Treasure) in the Kamakura period (1192-1333). The temple has attracted commoners since the Middle Ages. Numerous stone Buddhas and folk materials were discovered in the precincts. Thanks to the grand repair from the 25th to 29th year of Showa (1950-1954), we can enjoy appreciating the temple structures at the time of the Kamakura period's reconstruction. In the storehouse are a small wooden five-storied pagoda (National Treasure), a wooden sitting statue of Amida Buddha, Chiko Mandala, an abundance of articles on folk belief, and so on.
This temple was originally founded in the 6th century as the first Buddhist temple in Japan. Even today several 6th century-roof-tiles are used for its Gokurakudo and Zenshitsu halls. These halls are said to be the architectural remains of the 8th century dormitory for Buddhist monks.
Because of stricter food safety law by Japanese government, we have no worry about foods.
Wagyu ; Japanese beef 和牛
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, Nara Prefecture is very far away from Fukushima, people in there have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in there have already forgotten the accident, because they think radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for childbirth and child rearing in Nara Prefecture. So people in there have no 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.