Google has just rolled out fresh street view imagery from Japan. This rollout is pretty impressive as it is from the Fukushima Exclusion Zone town Namie-machi.
This area was closed to public after the earthquake back in March 2011 which caused a massive disaster in the nuclear plants.
This imagery is available through Google Maps on both desktops and mobiles.
Two years have passed since the disaster, but people still aren’t allowed to enter Namie-machi. Many of the displaced townspeople have asked to see the current state of their city, and there are surely many people around the world who want a better sense of how the nuclear incident affected surrounding communities.
Working with Google, we were able to drive Street View cars through Namie-machi to capture panoramic images of the abandoned city exactly as it stands today. Starting today, this Street View imagery is available on Google Maps and the Memories for the Future site, so anyone from Namie or around the world can view it.