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KOBE (Kyodo) Fifteen years after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake devastated Kobe and its vicinity on Jan. 17, 1995, teachers are finding it difficult to make children appreciate the full extent of the disaster, a survey showed.

A questionnaire completed by 242 teachers at public elementary schools in Kobe showed that as many as 71 percent are struggling to impart to their pupils the severity of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, through such efforts as telling their own or acquaintances’ stories about the disaster and inviting survivors to classrooms.

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