A soccer ball that apparently floated across the Pacific Ocean after being swept away by last year's devastating tsunami on 3.11 has been found on the coast of Middleton Island, Alaska.
The ball is covered in Japanese massages of encouragement addressed to a boy and a signature indicating it was written in March 2005.
It also has a message, "Murakami Misaki kun Ganbare!!(Misaki Murakami, Work hard!!)"
The ball belongs to Misaki Murakami, a 16-year-old high school student in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, who lost his home in the disaster.
The ball means a lot for Murakami because his family lost everything to the tsunami last year and nothing has been found so far.
I really hope that the ball can be a symbol for his future success.