After Fukushima

The town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, was evacuated soon after the nuclear accident of March 2011. Former residents may only return for short periods to tend to their homes and pick up belongings, and are not permitted to stay overnight. The residential area near the coast was completely destroyed by the earthquake and an elementary school badly damaged. Visitors to the town must register with the local authorities who issue a radiation dosimeter.