• Jiji


The remains of a local elementary school that was heavily damaged by the March 2011 tsunami unleashed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake were opened to public viewing in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Sunday.

The Ishinomaki Municipal Government has completed a facility that allows visitors to look at the old building of Okawa Elementary School from up close. In a museum within the school grounds, photos of the inside of the building and schoolchildren’s evacuation routes on the disaster day are on display, offering lessons on disaster preparation and response at schools.

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