By the shore of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, the city where Japanese and American culture intersect, there stands a statue of three girls. Two are shaking hands while their other hands are raised to their heads to show respect, and a third girl stands beside them.

Erected in 1962, the statue is a symbol of the borderless friendship the Girl Scouts of the two nations share. It also symbolizes the re-establishment of Japan-U.S. relations after World War II.

Last year, Girl Scout leaders in both countries embarked on a quest to find the three girls the statue was modeled on, hoping to reunite them.