01 Apr '11, 8am

A 4-year-old's heart-wrenching letter to her missing folks

A 4-year-old's heart-wrenching letter to her missing folks

MIYAKO, Iwate--"Dear Mommy, I hope you are alive. Are you well?" 4-year-old Manami Kon Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) This is the heartbreaking letter written last week by 4-year-old Manami Kon. The girl's mother, father and 2-year-old sister have all been missing since their town was devastated by a tsunami March 11. Manami is one of many children whose parents have died or remain unaccounted for since tsunami struck coastal towns in the Tohoku and Kanto regions 21 days ago. Children in the towns have been seen looking at the sea, apparently in the belief they will be reunited with their parents some day. Some smile more than usual, as if trying to drive away loneliness. Manami's father grew wakame seaweed in the Chikei district of Miyako, a small fishing village near the easternmost cape of Honshu. Manami was at her nursery school when the viole...

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