KYOTO (Kyodo) Most of the kindergartens, elementary schools and junior high schools in Kyoto reopened Tuesday after students were asked to stay home for nearly a week to contain the swine flu outbreak.

The Kyoto prefectural and municipal governments decided to resume classes two days earlier than scheduled because the infection rate of the new H1N1 virus appeared to be slowing.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.