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。
Asahiyama zoo, Hokkaido
Asahiyama Zoo is a very popular zoological garden just outside of central Asahikawa City in the middle of Hokkaido where the annual temperature gap reaches almost 70°C. It is Japan’s farthest northern zoo — visited by 3 million people per year.Located in the very north of Japan, Asahiyama Zoo is home to 800 animals of 124 different species.A zoo featuring fascinating exhibits showing the behavior of the animals in their natural habitats. They lies in the enclosures which allow visitors to observe the animals from various angles, many of which are unique to Asahiyama Zoo. Animals on display include native wildlife from Hokkaido, including deer, eagles, cranes and (now extinct) wolves, as well as various animals from across the world, such as polar bears, apes, big cats and giraffes. Their daily feeding time is also a must-see. (source)
An underwater glass tunnel lets visitors observe the birds as they fly through the water.
Ezo Brown Bear
Ursus arctos yesoensis
Nisaetus nipalensis orientalis
Great spotted woodpecker
Lepus timidus ainu
Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus
Black-handed spider monkey
Nyctereutes procyonoides albus
Struthio camelus ssp.
Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Panthera pardus orientalis
Panthera pardus var
Panthera tigris altaica
Styan's red panda, Lesser panda
Ailurus fulgens styani
Vulpes vulpes schrencki
Coho salmon, Silver salmon
Japanese foods are good and safe.
Because of stricter food safety law by Japanese government, we have no worry about foods.
Soft cream ソフトクリーム
Braised Pork Ramen
5 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 nuclear power plant 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, Hokkaido is very far away from Fukushima, people in Hokkaido have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Hokkaido 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 Hokkaido. So people in Hokkaido are living without any concern about the nuclear power plant 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.