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!









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