The 35th All Japan High School Cultural Festival completed its five-day schedule of events on Aug. 7 in Fukushima Prefecture, attracting 12,600 students from across the country.
The scale of the events was reduced somewhat as the prefecture was struggling to rebuild after the Great East Japan Earthquake and crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Nevertheless, the mood was upbeat as students enjoyed socializing after competing with each other in various categories. The competitions for school newspapers and speech showed students' sincere efforts to try to deal with the calamity.
The festival was sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Agency and other organizations. The Asahi Shimbun served as a special supporter to the event.
The festival will be held next year in Toyama Prefecture.
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