She has a potential way out, though it comes with an agonizing, impossible choice: She must decide whether to stay in a war zone, take care of her father and pray that they can survive. Or, she can use a relative’s help to get herself a visa to America, and leave her father to die alone.
Omiyage is the tradition of gift-giving that permeates Japanese culture. Holiday celebrations. Business meetings. Travel abroad. The Japanese are a nation of gift-givers, and their stores are filled with exquisitely wrapped mementos of all shapes and sizes.