What do you mean, she is littler than a few years ago? The only way I can puzzle this out is if you meant she was taller a few years ago? But she's too young to lose height, so... I assume that's a joke between the two of you? How is she, btw? Is she now in Japan?
She has lost quite a bit of weight since she left school - hence "littler". She has almost finished her exams at the end of her first semester in Japan. She then has a couple of months before her second semester starts. Not sure what she is planning to do with most of it. I will be going for a visit at the end of March and we will go and visit some of the sights and admire the cherry blossom.