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"Areas where returning is difficult" near TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

1. Entry into the "Areas where returning is difficult"* is strictly controlled.

An evacuation order has been issued for the Areas under the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness. Limited entry into the Areas is permitted by local governments to public entities, affected residents, and workers in reconstruction programs. Gate passes and IDs are checked at gates located along the boundary.
Do not enter the Areas beyond the barriers or gates without permission under any circumstances. Security patrols and security camera surveillance is carried out by police and local governments throughout the area. Entry without permission may be reported to the police and may carry the charge of trespassing in some cases.

You need to consult the relevant local government in advance for entry permission for the purpose of public broadcasting and/or photography.

2. Do not exit your vehicle on roads inside the Areas.

Four-wheel vehicles are allowed to pass through on specific routes including Route 6 and 114 inside the
Areas. However, do not stop the vehicle on road sides except in the case of emergency or for safety’s sake. The entry into lands or buildings beyond the barrier may carry the charge of trespassing. Police may check vehicles stopped at road sides. Motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians may not enter these routes.

3. Reconstruction works are proceeding gradually in the Areas. Your understanding and cooperation would be highly appreciated.

You can find information on revitalization in Fukushima on websites below.

* The term "Areas where returning is difficult" is a direct translation from Japanese and signifies that Areas where returning is difficult for residents.

Division in Charge

Support Team for Residents Affected by Nuclear Incidents, Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters, Cabinet Office

Last updated:2020-02-18