10-year-old letter arrives from daughter lost to tsunami

5 Mar

The three-year anniversary of the tragic 2011 March 11th earthquake and tsunami is in six days.
One couple who lost their daughter on that day recently received a letter she had written to them in 2004.


110315-N-2653B-144 ‘I wonder if you’ll have a grandchild when you get this letter?’   These are the words written by a woman 10 years ago, before she lost her life in the March 2011 tsunami. Her mother and father were shocked to find the letter containing them arrive in the mail this January. While there was no Hollywood movie ending where their beloved daughter turned up alive and well, the letter has at least given them a chance to hear some of the things she never had the chance to tell them in life.

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2 Responses to “10-year-old letter arrives from daughter lost to tsunami”

  1. ddupre315 March 6, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    Thank you for sharing. We arrived in Japan in early 2013 so we did not experience the devastation but it was still very much on people’s minds and stories being told. Lets hope that is a once in a lifetime event.


    • tokyo5 March 6, 2014 at 9:57 am #

      I’ll never forget the day of that earthquake and tsunami! It was such a powerful, terrifying ‘quake! Even down here in Tokyo, it was so strong.

      I can’t believe the third anniversary of that day is already coming up. Doesn’t seem like it was that long ago!


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