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The library at a school near the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture has received an unusual makeover that aims to fuel readers’ imaginations.

The book room at Yoshima Daiichi Elementary School in Iwaki, a municipality hit hard by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns, has been redesigned with a cardboard cave and cloth hangings to create an exciting space for children to creep into with a book.

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