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A 72-year-old woman from the Solomon Islands who came to Japan to be at her daughter’s deathbed and was then unable to go home for two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic has finally returned to her home country.

Isabel Toosia and Barnabas Nunu, her 38-year-old son, visited Japan in February 2020 to see Cinderella Shirafuji, who had married a Japanese man and lived in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Cinderella died of cancer in May the same year. She was 34.

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