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Japanese Tourists Brutally Attacked

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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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Mr.Tamura is finally at home!

I wanted to let everyone know that Mr. Tamura finally got discharged from hospital and went home today June 18 (Japan time). He is not able to go back to work yet for a while and he will be keep getting treatments as outpatient but he is very happy that he is finally at home with his family and of course his wife Miho and their children are more than happy to have him back at home.
Let’s keep praying for a faster recovery for him!

Fortunately the High Medical Cost Application that Mrs.Tamura applied was accepted so some of the medical cost in Japan was covered by it. Therefore the medical bill that they were charged at the hospital in Japan was 155,878yen which is about $1410,07 as of today’s rates. And it was paid by the funds from all of you! They are deeply appreciate it!! Mr. Tamura will be keep getting treatments as outpatient and these treatments cost will be paid by the funds as well.

Also I wanted to let everyone know that for all the process fees and wire transfer fees will be paid by the funds starting from the next wire transfer per Tamura family’s desire to do so.
Once again, they are deeply appreciate for all the aloha and all the support from every single one of you. So thank you so so much!!

日本時間、6月18日月曜日に正茂さんが無事に退院いたしましたことをご報告させていただきます。まだまだ仕事復帰もできませんし、通院が続きますが、やっとご自宅に帰れて一安心、そしてご家族もお父さんがお家に帰ってきたことの嬉しさを噛み締めておられます。ご家族のもとでゆっくりと休んで頂き、一日も早く回復されるようこれからも応援し続けましょう!

日本での医療費は、高額医療申請が適応となった為に、合計請求額が155,878円でした。こちらを皆様のご協力のもとに集まった寄付金より納めさせて頂きましたとご報告を頂きました。これからの通院、治療代も寄付金より納めさせて頂きますとの事を、ここにご報告させて頂きます。

そして、田村さんご家族の強い要望の元、次回から振り込みにかかる手続き料そして手数料などは寄付金から差し引かせて頂く事になりましたので、ご報告させて頂きます。
田村さんご家族が皆様の温かい心にとても深く感謝しておられます。私からもたくさんのご協力心より深く感謝申し上げます。

Shoko
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Another bills came in for both Mr.and Mrs.Tamura.
These bills are for X-rays.

X-Ray bills,
Masashige: $461.08
Miho: $666.24
Total balance :$1127.32

We are hoping that these are the last bills they receive.


レントゲン代の請求書がクィーンズホスピタルからの請求書とはまた別に届きましたのでご報告させて頂きます。

正茂さん: $461.08
美穂さん: $666.24
合計金額 :$1127.32

アメリカでは病院や医療機関によって異なりますが、こうして治療項目別に請求書が届くことがあります。これ以上の請求書が届かないことを祈っております。

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1st wire transfer is completed!

I wanted to inform all of you that I have sent some of the funds as 1st wire transfer to their account in Japan as of June 13, 2018.
Unfortunately this fundraising site doesn’t not have any access to any banks in japan to send the funds straight so I as the creator of this fundraising took the responsibility to withdraw first then wire-transfer to their account.

There is a standard payment processing fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per donation that allows for credit card processing and safe transfer of funds. That’s taken from each donation in real-time.
Also $20 was taken from the funds by the bank as process fee. Plus $70 international wire transfer process fee and it was paid by me. I am willing to take care of the $70 international wire transfer process fee every time when I send the funds to them!

1st total amount to recipients is $24,591.64

We are truly and deeply appreciate it for all the help and support from every single one of you!

Thank you so so much!!

6月13日に1回目の寄付金の送金が完了しましたことをご報告させて頂きます。

残念ながらこちらの募金サイト側は日本との銀行とは一つも提携していない為、集まった募金を直接田村さんの元にお届けする事ができません。なので、主催者として私が1度募金を受け取りハワイの銀行から日本の銀行へ送金するワイヤートランスファーという形で手続きさせて頂きました。

サイト側より基本支払い手続き料として2.9%、クレジットカード手続き料として各寄付に対して$0.30がチャージされます。
そして送金の際にハワイの銀行により手続き料として$20が寄付金より差し引かれました。もう一つの国際ワイヤートランスファー手続き料として$70がかかりますがこちらは私から支払わせて頂きました。毎回送金する度にかかるこの$70の手続き料はこの先も私がお支払いさせていただこうと思っております。

第1回目の送金の合計金額は以下になります。
$24,591.64

本当にありがとうございます。
たくさんのご協力心より感謝申し上げます。

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Queen’s Hospital Bills finally came in.

First of all, I would like to thank every single one of you for all the help and support. I know all of us including the tamura family were waiting patiently to find out the medical bills from Queen’s medical center. Finally Mrs.Tamura received it in the mail yesterday! So here is the total balance stated in the bills.

Queen’s hospital total balance due:
Miho : $26,751.75
Masashige : $39,632.68
Total Balance :$66,384.43

I was told by the financial officer at the Queen’s hospital before they got discharged on 5/29/18, since they don’t have no travel insurance, hospital can apply 30% discount at the most. So I believe this total balance is with that discount but it doesn’t state in the actual bills so not 100% sure at this point. They will try to find out and I will update on that.

So now, finally they can move forward with the credit card company to find out how much can be covered by them. Once again, they did not have any travel insurance so this credit card insurance is the only hope for them to be able to cover for the Queen’s hospital total bill at least some. I will for sure to update the details once they find out the exact numbers. So please allow us for little bit more time to get all clear.

Luckily they do have governmental insurance in Japan which can cover some of the medical costs. Unfortunately this insurance cannot be applied for any medical bills outside of Japan but here is what they will do..
They will pull out the procedures that was done at the Queen’s hospital, and estimate how much will cost if it was done at the hospital in Japan. Then they will compare the costs. The 70% of the total bill will be covered on whichever comes out cheaper after compare the costs between Queen’s hospital and japan hospital. Usually medical costs in Japan is a lot more cheaper than the U.S medical costs so guessing it will be on the estimated costs in Japan hospital but better than nothing for sure.
However, that 70% of coverage will be returned to them AFTER they pay the full balance. They need the receipt showing that they have paid the full amount to get the 70% of coverage return to them. So now they are struggling with finding those big amount of money to pay at first. I will for sure update on this when everything comes clear so please be patient.

Also, Mrs.Tamura applied for “High Medical Cost Application” and thankfully got qualified so this can cover at least some of the medical costs in Japan as well. Unfortunately this one can not be applied for the medical costs outside of Japan neither.
Once again, I will update all the details once they find out everything. So please be patient!

Great news is that Mr.Tamura is slowly but surely recovering nicely. He is schedule to be discharged on next Monday 6/18. Finally he is going home ever since he left to Hawaii.
Let’s keep praying for his faster recovery!

この度はたくさんの寄付金そしてたくさんの心温まるメッセージ本当にありがとうございます!心より深く感謝申し上げます。

昨日、田村さんご自宅にクィーンズホスピタルからの請求書が届きましたので、奥様の美穂さんからのご報告の下に皆様にご報告させていただきます。

美穂さん: $26,751.75
正茂さん: $39,632.68
合計金額 :$66,384.43

ご夫妻が退院される際に、クィーンズホスピタルのファイナンシャルオフィサーの方に、今回は海外旅行保険に加入していなかったということで、病院側から最大で30%までのディスカウントを頂けると説明を受けました。請求書にはディスカウントについての記載はされていませんでしたが、たぶんディスカウントされた金額なのではないかと予測しております。問い合わせをしてみて、詳細がわかり次第アップデートさせて頂きます。

そしてやっと請求書が届いたので、これからクレジットカード会社の保険申請が進みます。残念ながら海外旅行保険には加入されていなかったので、クィーンズホスピタルでかかった医療費で適応となるのがこちらのクレジットカードの保険のみとなります。審査が進み、保障金額がはっきりとわかり次第またアップデートさせて頂きますのでもう少々お待ち下さい。

そして、日本の健康保険に関しましては、海外での治療費には適応とはなりませんが、仮に日本で同じ治療をした場合にいくらになるかを算定してみて、実際にアメリカでかかった治療費と比較し、安いほうの金額に対して7割の保障となるそうです。日本の治療費はアメリカに比べて断然安いので、かなりの減額とはなってしまいそうですが、こちらの健康保険によっていくらか保障されるとのことです。しかし、こちらは請求書ではなく実際に全額を支払った後の領収書を提出後の返金となるので、この全ての高額の支払いをまずどのようにして済ませるかという事に頭を抱えています。こちらも実際の保障金額がわかり次第アップデートさせて頂きます。

もう一つ美穂さんが申請しているのが、高額医療申請というものです。こちらは既に審査が通り、いくらかの保障が適応となるそうですが、日本国内での治療費のみの適応となります。退院時に実際の保障金額がわかるそうなので、その際にご報告させて頂きます。

そして正茂さんはその後ゆっくりではありますが順調に回復に向かっております。まだまだ痛みとの戦いが続いていますが、一応来週の月曜日6/18に退院予定が決まったそうです!ハワイへ出発してから結局まだお家に帰れていません。一日も早くお家に帰って、居心地のいい自分の寝所で安心してゆっくりと休んで欲しいです!

引き続き、皆様の心温まるエールを田村さんご家族に送り続けて下さるようどうかよろしくお願い致します!

Shoko
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