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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Missionary's grandson sees blue-eyed envoys
Nearly 80 years ago, Sydney Gulick launched a campaign to send blue-eyed dolls from the United States to Japan.
Gulick (1860-1945), who had worked as an American missionary in Japan, thought the dolls would foster friendship between the two nations.
Recently, his grandson came to Japan to meet the little blue-eyed envoys.
Sidney Gulick III, 68, a professor of the University of Maryland, visited Maebashi Municipal Joto Primary School in Maebashi.
Back in 1927, a total of 12,739 dolls were distributed to …