Google has posted new explorable images from the Japanese coast devastated by an enormous tsunami. The pictures posted on Google’s Street View will allow web users to see how the disaster changed the area. The images include pictures of towns and villages near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant where radiation levels are still too high for people to return. According to news24, users can explore the region as it looked before the disaster and can even compare it with how it looked in the immediate aftermath and how it looks now, the report said. They show a mixed picture of progress, with some areas in which rebuilding is well under way, and others where nature appears to be reclaiming land on which decaying shells of buildings sit. The Internet giant is offering views of the deserted streets of 12 towns and villages in Fukushima prefecture, including Futaba and Okuma, where the crippled plant sits. They also include other evacuation zones such as Iitate, Katsurao, Kawauchi, Naraha, Hirono, and Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture. The newly updated street views were taken between April and August this year, a Google spokeswoman in Japan said. The images are part of a project named “Memories for the Future”, which also comprises photos and movies uploaded by the general public. Please feel free to share some of our findings during our « Street view tour » inside the zone.