Google Adds Street View Imagery Of Namie-machie, A Deserted City Which Becomes Victim Of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Posted on Mar 28 2013 - 1:35am by Editorial Staff

Google today updated that it has added the Street View imagery for a small city name Namie-machie in the Fukushima Prefecture, the city which was nothing more than just a deserted place after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The Street View which forms being as a part of the “Memories for the Future” project in Japan has been designed in such a way so as to archive photographs and videos which was taken before and after the disaster.

“Ever since the March disaster, the rest of the world has been moving forward, and many places in Japan have started recovering,” Tamotsu Baba, Mayor of Namie-machi has written on the Google Japan Blog today. “But in Namie-machi time stands still. With the lingering nuclear hazard, we have only been able to do cursory work for two whole years.”


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