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A work of calligraphy by a student from Morioka in disaster-hit Iwate Prefecture is on display at a site for an upcoming U.N. conference in Rio de Janeiro.

The bold brush-stroke work, which reads “Tohoku Forward,” is by Takuya Takahashi, 13, a second-year junior high school student. The Rio conference opening Wednesday will discuss sustainable development.

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