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Fukushima kids graduate under cloud via The Japan Times Online

FUKUSHIMA — About 18,000 children graduated from public elementary schools in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, where the nuclear crisis forced more than 6,200 elementary school pupils to evacuate.

The ongoing radiation disaster overshadowed this year’s ceremonies. Ten out of 495 schools in the prefecture couldn’t hold ceremonies because they have been shut down by the crisis.

Some students from the no-entry zones celebrated their graduation in the towns where they are now staying.

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