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A Japanese woman who sent dolls to then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and decades later received a doll from his daughter in return died last week at 94, the woman’s nursing home said Wednesday.

Kennedy’s daughter and the current U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy expressed her condolences via Twitter on Tuesday over the death of Tsuyako Matsumoto, who lived in the city of Kitami in Hokkaido. The Kitami-based nursing home where she resided said she died on Sept. 29.

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