Playing the Victim

The air is misty and cool at the top of the mountain. The sisters and their mother breathe it in hard after their hour-long hike, which followed a four-hour drive north from Tokyo, which followed a 12-hour flight from London. Cassie Yukawa, 20, clutches a fistful of wildflowers for the father she last saw when she was four. It was here that Akihisa Yukawa was killed 16 years ago this day, Aug. 12, in a Japan Airlines 747 crash along with 519 others, the worst disaster in history involving a single plane. Weeks after his death, Yukawa's second daughter Diana was...

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