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The blue Earth looks like a “jewel in total darkness,” astronaut Koichi Wakata told students from his old elementary school in Saitama.

The radio exchange from the International Space Station astronaut apparently inspired the pupils chatting with him Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, with Prime Minister Taro Aso also participating in the event.

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