Google Street View to two years after the Fukushima disaster

Published on January 4, 2015


After two years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the area is still inaccessible. The town of Namie machi is completely evacuated from 11 March 2011, but despite this the staff of Google has loaded in its archives the Street View images documenting the status of the city after the catastrophic events that occurred. Although the rest of Japan try to move forward, in Namie-machi it is as if time had stopped. The city’s mayor, Tamotsu Baba, issued a statement published by the official Japanese blog expressing his hope that Street View will help, at least a little, to understand what the current state of the place, and how severe the situation today.
None of the 21,000 people who lived in the city, he could see the crew of Street View that, with the usual cars equipped with special cameras, he walked the streets completely empty. If you want to take a look for yourself, here is the link to street view.