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    Japan - Sean Wainwright, 15, Osaka, 24 Aug 2015

    The mother of dual British/Japanese national Sean Wainwright is desperately worried after her 15-year-old son went missing from an hotel near Itami Airport in Osaka, Japan, Monday August 24.

    They had been due to return to the UK the next day but Sean hasn't been seen since. He is about 170cms (5' 9"), of slim build and with dark hair.

    Anyyone with information is asked to call the Lucie Blackman Missing Abroad Trust on 0800 098 8485 (Free within the UK).

    From overseas call +44800 098 8485 but this will incur costs.

    Alternatively you may prefer to email any information to ops@lbtrust.org

    http://www.lbtrust.org/#!Sean-Wainwr...f29a3653b99a80
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    Here's Sean's missing poster in Japanese language:
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    Some kind person has just translated an appeal into Japanese so I might be able to use it to try and search for any media articles in Japan to google translate and link here.

    I wonder which of Sean's parents is Japanese? I'm guessing it's not mom otherwise I'd have thought she'd be able to put out the appeal. There's no mention of dad that I've seen.
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    This Japanese language appeal has the additional info that Sean speaks 'half English, half Japanese'. Posting it here so our thread will come up for anyone searching Sean's name in Japan.

    Very worrying that Sean's been missing so long in a country where he doesn't even speak the language well.

    ショーン・ウェインライト君(15歳)は8月24日の月曜日に伊丹空港近くのホテルからいなくなりました。 日英ハーフでどちらの言葉も話します。見かけた方は警察へ。英国に電話をする事も可能です

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    I have searched as best as I can and a kind person in Japan has also searched for me too, but Japanese and British media just don't seem to have picked up on this poor young boy's case at all. This happens so often when a person from one country goes missing in another, and when they're dual nationality it just makes it worse.

    There's a huge fanbase of teen anime enthusiasts in Japan. I was hoping to attract their attention so they'd start spreading word about Sean, but I haven't been very successful. Too old and I lack the knowledge and the language skills.
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    I found something but I don't like it.

    A man's just been arrested in Osaka on suspicion of murdering a 13-year-old and a 12-year-old.

    He was arrested August 21, before Sean went missing. But he says he had an accomplice and that person has not been caught. Of course, he could be just saying that to shift the blame.

    (Osaka can mean the actual city, or the larger Osaka prefecture or district around it. Sean is missing from the city but the girls were murdered in the district. I think.)

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    This really isn't sitting well for me.

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    If he went missing just before they were due to return to the UK maybe he didn't want to leave Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironside View Post
    If he went missing just before they were due to return to the UK maybe he didn't want to leave Japan?
    Yes. Or someone else didn't want him to leave?

    It would be helpful if there were more details; about how familiar Sean is with Japan, if he knows people or has family there etc.
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    I am a native Japanese speaker. The Japanese version of the poster says he left a note at the hotel ... .


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    Found safe! Apparently the Lucie Blackman Trust never had so many retweets and people in Japan were just great!

    Bringing over the links...

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    I'm trying to work out how to write 'found safe' in Japanese now....

    ETA: I hope this says the 'the boy who disappeared found safe in Osaka'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    I'm trying to work out how to write 'found safe' in Japanese now....

    ETA: I hope this says the 'the boy who disappeared found safe in Osaka'.

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    Ahhhh great news!
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