• Kyodo


The youth room at Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health is imbued with soft light, giving off a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Normally used by children battling illnesses here to read manga, play on computers, or just relax, it has been especially reserved on this occasion for 8-year-old Kuga Odagiri, his mother, Itsumi, and intensive-care chief physician Kanako Isaka.

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