Series : Schools and Earthquake Disaster

“Schools and the Earthquake Disaster” is a series of interviews with teachers at seven elementary schools located in coastal Sendai. They talk about the evacuation process of school children and local people, shelter management, and how the evacuees got on until classes were restarted borrowing classrooms at other schools.

Arahama Elementary School, Sendai City

Arahama Elementary School, Sendai Ci

In the Arahama area, tsunami-conscious local people evacuated to Arahama Elementary School following...

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Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai City (3)

Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai C

The situation of evacuees varies from person to person. The most important thing is to listen to the...

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Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai City (2)

Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai C

All elementary and junior high schools in Sendai City closed after the earthquake, not reopening unt...

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Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai City (1)

Shichigo Elementary School, Sendai C

More than 1,000 pupils evacuated safely. Based on the lessons of the 2010 Chile Earthquake, about 2,...

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Higashirokugo Elementary School 2

Higashirokugo Elementary School 2

[School and the Earthquake Disaster] After the tsunami ebbed away, I took on the management of the e...

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Higashirokugo Elementary School 1

Higashirokugo Elementary School 1

[School and the Earthquake Disaster] I was at the driver’s license center renewing my license when t...

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[School and the Earthquake Disaster] Okada Elementary School, Sendai P...

[School and the Earthquake Disaster]

The 137-year old Okada Elementary School is a very important symbol of the local community. I believ...

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[School and the Earthquake Disaster] Okada Elementary School, Sendai P...

[School and the Earthquake Disaster]

The earthquake occurred shortly after 14:40, when the last class of the day ended. Children were abo...

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