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Japanese Students Hold Virtual Graduation in ‘Minecraft’ During COVID-19 Outbreak


Japanese students missed their graduation day as schools remain closed in Japan due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but a group of graduating elementary students found a way to celebrate the joyous moment in “Minecraft.”

The virtual graduation was made possible by a group of friends who created an assembly hall in the popular video game “Minecraft,” according to SoraNews24.

The astonishing moment was shared online by Japanese Twitter user @backyennew, which shows the amazing hall his son and his friends created in the game.

“They spent all day online together playing games and laughing. I’m glad they all had fun,” the user said in one of his posts.

What’s even more amazing is that they never had any help from teachers or faculty members at their school to achieve this project.

Social media users applauded the children for their creativity, with one Japanese user saying, “This will probably be an even better memory than a regular graduation for them.”

While another user said, “Those who say video games are bad, look at this!”

Feature Image via @backyennew

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