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Japan’s tsunami-hit northeast gets Google Street View treatment

Devastation in Tōhoku after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Devastation in Tōhoku after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Image by Akinori YAMADA / CC BY 2.0

As Japan marks the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which devastated swathes of the country’s Tōhoku (northeast) region, Google has released Street View images, allowing people to view the some of the affected areas, including the Fukushima nuclear plant. Read more: japantimes.co.jp