Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

Mar 13, 2014

Disaster-hit school sees off first grads in three years

A junior high school formerly in the evacuated village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, held its first commencement ceremony Thursday since the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis began unfolding in March 2011. Two students — Mitsuhide Yoshida and Daisuke Sato, both 15 — graduated ...

Evacuee sixth-graders graduate

Mar 23, 2013

Evacuee sixth-graders graduate

Twelve sixth-graders from the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, whose residents had to evacuate because of the nuclear catastrophe, held a graduation ceremony Friday at a makeshift school in another community. The ceremony for the graduates of Namie Elementary School was held in Nihonmatsu, ...