• Kyodo


More than 3,000 elementary school and junior high school students in Hyogo Prefecture still suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder nearly seven years after the devastating 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, according to a survey by the Hyogo prefectural education board.

According to the survey, released Monday, the number of children identified by teachers as warranting special consideration due to lost appetite or mental problems totaled 3,142, down from 3,392 in last year’s survey.

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