Japanese-American undercover spy Rei Shimura expects peace and
quiet when she takes leave from work to care for her father, who
has suffered a stroke. Everything changes when a mysterious letter
arrives from an unknown branch of the Shimura family and who have
invited Rei's family to celebrate the 88th birthday of the
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