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November 02, 2004

Niigata Schools Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Of the over 200 Niigata schools closed following recent earthquakes, some 49 reopened yesterday. About 80% of schools in the Chuetsu district of Niigata have been damaged. Having a particularly hard time are students who soon face high school and university entrance exams. A Mainichi Shimbun article quoted one young student: "Azusa Kaneko, another (junior high school) third grader in Ojiya, was trying to memorize English words at a shelter in Ojiya. "I found it difficult to memorize words before the earthquakes struck, and it's even harder now," she said."

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