Fukushima Children Arrive in Okinawa to Spend Summer

July 27th, 2011

Fukushima children arrived in Naha, Okinawa yesterday to spend summer, reported Ryukyu Shimpo. According to the local daily, Okinawa’s Youth Hostel Association launched a project to invite children in Fukushima to spend summer in Okinawa for about a month, and 111 students from elementary to high schools participating in the project came to Okinawa. They will stay in the Okinawa International Youth Hostel in Naha.

One of supporters of the project from Fukushima-City told the daily, “Because of radioactive contamination by the nuclear accident, children wearing masks and long-sleeves had been studying in classrooms with all windows closed.” She said with teary eyes, “They can take off masks and breathe the air big. They can eat without worries and play outside a lot. I really appreciate it.”