• Kyodo


The card, postmarked Nov. 9 and showing the picturesque Kitzsteinhorn glacier, has reached its destination. But its sender, 13-year-old Nao Deguchi from Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture, will never come home again.

“It’s lots of fun,” she wrote from Kaprun, Austria. “I’m keeping a travel diary and can’t wait to show it to you.”

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