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Old Yashima Junior High School

2010-10-09

Here are pictures from old Yashima Junior High School (矢島中学校) in Yurihonjo, Akita. It was used for 62 years and closed in April, 2009. The town built a new building across town and subsequently demolished the old one. The old building was located at lat/long 39.2253, 140.1358, next to the softball stadium and Seishonen Home.

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The above maps are from OpenStreetMap (© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA 2.0). Here's some history of Yashima Junior High School. The Japanese is copied from http://www.city.yurihonjo.akita.jp/edu/yashima-jh/syokai.html, and I translated it to English.

YearEra
1947-05-01 Yashima JHS opens at location by softball ground and Seishonen Home. 昭和 22.5.1 開校式を挙行
1949-03-31 North building construction complete. 4 school buildings of size 30m². 24.3.31 北校舎増築竣工4校舎100坪増築
1951-10-26 Hearing and sight education research project. 26.10.26 視覚聴覚教育公開研究会
1953-05-28 4 school building additions. School flag and school song established. 28.5.28 西校舎増築、校旗・校歌制定
1957-03-31 New school building construction phase 1. Size 112m². Cost ¥24,000,000. 32.3.31 新校舎第一工期竣工(370坪約2,400万円)
1958-03-31 New school building construction phase 2. Size 112m². Cost ¥35,000,000. 33.3.31 新校舎第二工期竣工(370坪約3,500万円)
1958-06-12 Move to new school building complete. 33.6.12 全校生徒新校舎に移転
1959-05-31 Indoor gym built. Size 102m². Cost ¥19,200,000. 34.5.31 屋内体育館竣工(338坪約1,920万円)
1961-11-30 Administrative building and special classroom construction. Size 150m². Cost ¥35,580,000. 36.11.30 管理棟、特別教室竣工(496坪約3,558万円)
1962-10-10 Prefectural Board of Education curriculum teaching research project. 37.10.10 県教委指定教科指導公開研究会
1964-07-17 Shop classroom built. Size 56m². Cost ¥1,080,000 39.7.17 技術室竣工(185坪約108万円)
1967-10-28 School's 20th anniversary celebration. 42.10.28 20周年記念式典挙行、同窓会を設立
1968-04-01 Handicapped class established. 43.4.1 特殊学級を設置
1968-10-30 Prefectural industry education research program. 43.10.30 県指定産業教育公開研究会
1969-03-22 Student winter dormitory built. Size 56m². Cost ¥7,300,000. 44.3.22 生徒合宿所(冬季寄宿舎)竣工(185.7坪730万円)
1970-11-12 "Sōzō Yūgō" education project opening ceremony. 45.11.12 「融合創造」の教育像除幕式挙行(45.11.3建立)
1970-12-24 "Green Youth Unity" award ceremony. 45.12.24 緑の少年団結成(団旗授与)
1971-10-28 All-Akita Flower Bed Contest, Special Excellent Prize. 46.10.28 全県花だんコンクールで特別優秀賞
1973-04-23 Rice-based school lunch program begins. 48.4.23 米飯給食開始
1973-10-05 MEXT student guidance research project. 48.10.5 文部省指定生徒指導公開研究会
1974-10-18 Prefectural Board of Education student guidance research project. 49.10.18 県教委指定生徒指導公開研究会
1975-06-30 Pool built. Size 1,994m². Cost ¥45,000,000. 50.6.30 プール竣工(1,994㎡約4,500万円)
1976-11-14 School repair project. 51.11.14 校舎改築工事着手
1977-05-20 Gynmasium repair project. 52.5.20 体育館改修工事着手
1977-10-06 School's 30th anniversary celebration. 52.10.6 30周年記念式典挙行
Toyama Botanical Garden creation project, gift from alumni reunion. 高山植物園の造成(同窓会より寄贈)
1978-11-25 Steam pipe and radiator heating system completed. 53.11.25 温水暖房工事完了
1979-04-01 Prefectural career guidance research project (continuing to 1980). 54.4.1 進路指導県研究協力校指定(〜55年度)
1980-08-10 Tennis court construction. Cost ¥5,000,000. 55.8.10 テニスコート造成(約500万円)
1981-08-10 Sash exchange construction begins. 56.8.10 サッシ取替工事開始
1985-08 Gymnasium floor refinished. 60.8 体育館床張替工事
1987-08 Major repairs to administrative building. 62.8 管理棟大改修
1987-11-08 School's 40th anniversary celebration. 62.11.8 創立40周年記念式典 祝賀会
1988-07-01 Major classroom renovation construction. 63.7.1 教室棟大改修工事
1988-08 Kendo gear purchase. Cost ¥7,500,000. 63.8 剣道用具購入(約750万円)
1990-10-09 MEXT martial arts instruction research project. 平成 2.10.9 文部省指定武道指導公開研究会
1991-12 Computer room completed. 40 machines purchased. 3.12 コンピューター室完工、コンピューター40台設置
1993-08-31 School ground and tennis court fences built. 5.8.31 グランド・テニスコート周囲のフェンス完工
1994-04-01 Prefectural career guidance program. 6.4.1 県より進路指導推進校の指定を受ける
1995-09-14 Resurfacing of sports ground. 7.9.14 グランドの土地改良
1995-10-31 Gymnasium outside wall repairs. 7.10.31 体育館外壁改修工事
1996-04-05 Complete school lunch program begins. 8.4.5 完全給食開始
1996-10-18 Prefectural Board of Education career guidance teaching research project. 8.10.18 県教委委嘱進路指導公開研究会開催
1997-11-09 School's 50th anniversary celebration. 9.11. 9 創立50周年記念式典挙行
1998-08 Computer room renovations. 10.8 コンピュータ更新
1999-11 Exchange program with Jonai JHS, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. 11.11 香川県高松市城内中学校と交流
2000-07 Old dormitory demolished. 12.7 寄宿舎解体
2000-08 "Furusato Childrens' Dream" assistance project. 12.8 ふるさと子どもドリーム支援事業
2001-04-01 School and district activity project for understanding begins. 13.4.1 学校と地域を通じた奉仕活動推進事業
2002-04-01 School changes to semester system. 14.4.1 2学期制を開始する
2003-04-01 Frontier scholarship advancement project event. 15.4.1 学力向上フロンティア事業
2004-11-02 Frontier scholarship advancement project conference. 16.11.2 学力向上フロンティア公開研究会開催
2005-03-22 Town merger. School name becomes Yurihonjo City — Yashima Junior High School. 17.3.22 新市発足に伴い由利本荘市立矢島中学校となる
2006-04-01 Career education project 18.4.1 キャリア教育実践プロジェクト指定
2007-10-20 School's 60th anniversary celebration. 19.10.20 創立60周年記念式典 講演 祝賀会
2008-07 All-Akita JHS Baseball Tournament 2nd place. 20.7 全県中学校少年野球大会準優勝
2008-03-14 Ceremony announcing the start of Yashima Junior High/High School partnership. 20.3.14 矢島中高連携校竣工記念式典