More than one month ago, the whole word was in shock by hearing the news of the earthquake in Japan. They are still suffering from this earthquake and there is a lot of damage. I receive today a card from Japan and it reminds me of the images I saw of this disaster. Japan must be a beautiful country and it is a pity that no tourist dare to go to Japan. I really hope that soon people will be able to visit this beautiful country again and that Japan can recover soon. This postcard has traveled a distance of 9,255 km in 9 days. It is an UNESCO card and shows us Yakushima.
Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region.