Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

Mar 5, 2015

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

March is the end of an academic year and the season for farewell. Words of encouragement sent by successful alumna present the perfect send-off for students lined up at graduation ceremonies. But one such message supposedly sent by famous singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima to her ...

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, ...