• Kyodo


Residents across Niigata Prefecture attended events on Thursday to remember the 68 people killed in the 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake.

“We must convey the lessons from the disaster to the next generation,” Ojiya Mayor Yasuo Yatsui said at a 10th-anniversary memorial ceremony in Nagaoka co-sponsored by the prefectural and six municipal governments. “Reviewing the past decade, we wish for a bright future.”

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