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Latest posts by Yuko Aoyagi

20 October 2015

At 81, a Japanese Woman Tweets to Remember the Terror of War

"On June 5, 1945, when I was in fifth grade, our family went to an air raid shelter after the sirens sounded. Oh no! Our house would be burned down!"

14 December 2013

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

2 October 2013

Should Japan's Children Be Reading This Comic About a Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor?

One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.