Hamaichi Elementary: A Strong Foundation
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Japan (Mar. 26, 2013) - It's the last session for Hamaichi Elementary School. Hamaichi, which opened in the 19th Century, lies about 1 km from the Pacific Ocean and has been closed since disaster struck Japan two years ago. But the coastal town of Higashi-Matsushima reopened the building for one more day, to remember the landmark and its crucial role in saving all its 150 students and 400 residents.