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Magdi Laoun’s Oct. 23 letter, “Pleasant surprise in the big city,” made me happy that the Laoun family enjoyed Tokyo during their vacation. I have visited Switzerland twice with my family, and the breathtaking scenery has never disappeared from our memories. Not only big cities but also towns such as Engelberg and Appenzell are so beautiful. We love the Swiss mountains such as Matterhorn, Eiger, Monash and Jungfrau. And Zermatt, a small village, is car-free!

The Swiss people are friendly and polite, and I did not see a single, unclean place in the country. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Japanese-Swiss Treaty of Amity and Commerce. May it last forever!

hiroshi noro
hadano, kanagawa

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