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To journalists and researchers who would like to visit Namie town

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The entire Namie town is in the exclusion zone and no one is allowed to stay overnight. Please see this page (Namie Town at a Glance) for the basic facts.

Access to the tsunami-affected area

The radiation level is the lowest in the coastal area and no permission is necessary to enter this area during the day.

Note 1: If you enter the town via the Difficult-to-Return area (the red zone; see below), you must apply for a permit.

Note 2: Please be mindful of the various operations underway in this area; decontamination, debris transportation, road repair, water lines reconstruction and others. Road closure information will be posted onto this website as necessary.

Access to the town center (Namie station, the town hall, etc.)

This area is 4-5 km inland. The radiation level is relatively low and no permission is necessary to enter this area during the day.

Note 1: If you enter the town via the Difficult-to-Return area (the red zone; see below), you must apply for a permit.

Note 2: Please be mindful of the various operations underway in this area; decontamination, debris transportation, road repair, water lines reconstruction and others. Road closure information can be obtained from this website.

Access to the mountainous region (Western part of Namie, including Tsushima)

Most of the region is designated as “Difficult-to-Return”due to the high level of contamination, and access to this area is basically limited to the former residents who own property there. If you have a special reason to enter this region, please consult with the town office.

Please refer to the following page for the permit application (in Japanese only).

http://www.town.namie.fukushima.jp/soshiki/1/7834.html

To check current radiation levels in Fukushima, please visit this multi-lingual website: http://fukushima-radioactivity.jp/pc/