Students from Japan register in Oak Harbor

Twelve Navy families have arrived in Oak Harbor as evacuees from Japan’s ongoing nuclear power crisis, settling into temporary quarters and enrolling their children in local schools.

In all, 22 children have been registered from Japan. Most were enrolled in elementary schools, but there were also  students placed in local middle schools and the high school, said Oak Harbor School District communications director Joe Hunt.

The Department of Defense has temporarily relocated families of military personnel stationed in Japan until the Fukushima nuclear power plant is stabilized. The Oak Harbor families come from Atsugi Naval Air Facility or Yokosuka Naval Base, located south of Tokyo.