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Dire accounts of kids caught in 1959 typhoon shown in Nagoya

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“It was a sunny autumn day, with white clouds floating lazily in the sky. I asked the clouds after my mother, father and younger sister from whom I had been separated. The clouds remained silent.”

This passage is from a composition written by Mikiko Kuno, who was an elementary school fifth-grader when the Isewan Typhoon struck the Tokai region on Sept. 26, 1959. More than 5,000 people were killed or were listed as missing, including Kuno’s family.

Nagoya Municipal Hakusui Elementary School, located close to the port of Nagoya, lost........

© The Asahi Shimbun