Japanese Tourists Brutally Attacked

Japanese Tourists Brutally Attacked in Kaka’ako

On Memorial Day, Japanese tourists, Masashige Tamura and his family, were spending what was supposed to be the last day of their dream vacation taking photos of the colorful murals that adorn the streets of Kaka’ako.  Instead a quick stop to use the public bathroom at Mother Waldron Park turned into a nightmare for Masashige and his family.  At this time, he cannot recall much of what happened when he entered the bathroom that day but it is evident he was brutally attacked by at least one person.  He suffers from cracked cheek bones, a cracked skull, deep cuts on his face, dislodged teeth and damaged gums and is obviously deeply traumatized.
His wife, Miho Tamura, who ran to the bathroom when she heard the screams, was choked from behind till she passed out.  She suffers from deep cuts on her lips, bruises on her neck and face as well as lasting pain on her entire face.  She too is obviously deeply traumatized.  Somewhat fortunate, their two children (19 and 21years old) were not near them at the time (they were taking photos of the murals) or they may have been assaulted as well.
The Tamura’s were rushed to Queen’s Hospital where they were told they would have to be hospitalized for at least 10 days.  Because they were tourists, their insurance would not cover the hospital bill.  The Tamura’s made the difficult decision to fly back to Japan the following day even though Masashige was in no condition to fly.  Back in Japan he could get the proper medical insurance coverage.  He went straight from the airport to the hospital and has been there ever since.  His condition is much worse than anyone imagined but they are glad at least he is still alive.  His next surgery is scheduled for June 9th.

To the people of Hawaii, let’s show this family what true Aloha is all about!  This family did not deserve this…no one deserves this!  

My name is Shoko and I live in Kaka’ako.  I was visiting Mother Waldron Park that faithful day with my 1 & 5year old daughters when I recognized some Japanese tourists were in distress.  Being raised in Japan, I rushed over to see if I could help.  I ended up translating to the police and doctors for the Tamura’s and taking their children to the hospital and visiting them.  I have remained in touch with them in Japan and really want to do something for them.  100% of the money raised from this site will go to the Tamura Family.  Pease donate anything you can!  No amount is too small!  Thank you!  

I as a creator of this page, I will withdraw all the donation and send 100% of it to Tamura Family at my biggest responsibility.
The funds will be spent for the medical bills that cannot covered by their insurance, recovery cost they need after surgery, to help with daily expenses until he is able to go back to work, to help to heal their hearts, to help to heal both physically and mentally distressed.

Also, please share this with family and friends as a warning that we all must be careful and vigilant of our surroundings.  This could have happened to anyone.  Masashige was truly in the wrong place at the wrong time!

ハワイ在住のShokoと申します。2018年5月28日にカカアコ地区で日本人観光客のご家族に起きた暴行事件。私は当時、たまたま子供達を連れて事件の起こった公園に入った時ちょうど事件が起きた直後でした。遠くから見て、男性1人が血まみれで座り込んでおり周りにいた3名の方もパニック状態でいるのがすぐにわかったと同時に日本人観光客とすぐにわかったので、大丈夫ですかと声をかけました。そこから、ご家族と警察、救急隊員、病院のナースなど通訳としてヘルプさせて頂きながら事件の全てそしてご家族の状況を目の当たりにしました。

ご家族はハワイ滞在最終日に、最近話題になっているカカアコ地区のウォールアートを見に来ていて、お父様の正茂さんがたまたま入った公園のトイレで事件が起きました。
正茂さん曰く、トイレに入って間もなく襲われたそうでその瞬間から記憶が全くありません。様子がおかしい事に気付いた奥様の美穂さんがすぐに確認しようと後を追いましたがトイレに入る直前で別の誰かに背後から首を絞められその場で気絶してしまいました。
息子さんと娘さんはこの時幸いにも公園外のウォールアートの写真をとっていて、事件後に駆けつけたそうです。

正茂さんと美穂さんは救急車で緊急搬送され、応急処置や検査などを受けた後、約10日間程の入院になりそうと診断されました。

正茂さんの怪我の状態:
頬の骨陥没
おでこ左側深い切り傷
歯茎から折られる
頭を支える骨にヒビが入った為、髄液が流出
両目とも開かない程腫れがる
精神的ダメージ

美穂さんの怪我の状態:
唇の損傷
首、顔面のあざ
顔面の痛み
精神的ダメージ

今すぐにでも手術が必要とされる中、不運にも海外旅行保険に加入されていなかった為に莫大な治療費となってしまい、事件翌日の飛行機で怪我を負ったまま日本へ帰るしかない状況に置かれてしまいました。

幸いにも無事に日本に到着し、空港からまっすぐ病院へ向かい、正茂さんは緊急入院となりました。
検査の方も進み、思った以
に酷い状況であることが発覚し、次の手術予定日が6月9日と決まっています。

集まった募金は私が責任を持って100%全て田村さんご家族に送ります。
保険適用にならない分のハワイでかかった治療費、病院代、手術後の手当て、心の治療、お仕事に復帰できるようになるまでの日々のコストなど、そしてお見舞金として使われる予定です。私の周りのローカル達が、田村さんご家族の為にたくさんのアロハを送ってあげようと言ってくれて一緒に決めたゴール金額です。

せっかくの家族ハワイ旅行でまさかこんな事件にあってしまうなんて、誰も想像すらできません。ハワイ在住の方、日本在住の方、世界中の方々、1円でも構いませんのでどうかサポートして頂けると嬉しいです!募金で集まった金額100%全て田村さんご家族に寄付されます。どうかよろしくお願いいたします。

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