Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue received a surprise gift from outgoing U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy–two origami paper cranes folded by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Taue visited the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on Jan. 6, and was clearly touched by Obama’s gesture.
Kennedy’s stint as America’s representative in Japan will end with the expected arrival of businessman William Hagerty, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick as her replacement.
Obama presented four paper cranes to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during his historic visit to Hiroshima in May, making him the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city leveled by atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945.