MATSUE, Shimane Pref. – Thirty-six junior high school students were taken to a hospital Tuesday after becoming dizzy while watching an educational video at their school in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.
The city-run school said Wednesday the students were diagnosed as having motion sickness, apparently due to the swaying images in the video. One of the students remained absent Wednesday.
The students were transported to the hospital in taxis.
The video about classroom activities in U.S. junior high schools was shown to 294 first-year students for about 15 minutes in a gymnasium that was darkened with curtains, the school said, promising to take measures to prevent a recurrence.