Condolences from Japan
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Dear Rosalyn Miyoko,
I am grieved to hear that your father passed away. It was a terrible shock to
me when I heard of the sudden death of my uncle (Ichiro ojisan). That is a
great loss to us all. I know your suffering, as I went through the same myself.
I hope time heals your sorrows. Please accept my deep sympathy with you and
your family.
Kunihisa Otsubo (nephew in Yokohama)
From: Mari and Otsuka family
To: Rosalyn and Tonai family
We have just been informed of Uncle Ichiro's death.
We want you to know how much we mourn your loss. I remember he and I talked and talked till late at night when he visited with us last time. I know he was happy to see my mother Mary and talked a lot with her.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Mari (niece) and Otsuka family (husband Tadashi, daughters Manami, Nozomi and Emi in Yokohama).

We were shocked to find out about the passing of uncle Ichiro Tonai.
Please accept our sincerest condolences over his loss.
Uncle Ichiro Tonai was very good to us while he was alive and we still cannot believe his sudden departure from us.  We were very close, and he was like a brother to me.

Again, let me express our deepest sympathy for you and your family.
We wish we could fly to Los Angeles to share this sad moment with you, but we hope you can accept this letter instead.
In Gassho,
Yutaka (nephew), wife Miho, son Minoru, and daughter Kanae Otsubo in Sendai


From Japan, we send our condolences from the bottom of our hearts on the passing of your husband.  

In sympathy,

Ken Hondo (friend in Tokyo)