Arrested ‘Japanese’ Really South Korean!

Phnom Penh: A man was arrested for possession of a stimulant on July 24 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The Cambodian media said on the 25th, “Two small sachets of stimulant were found in the possessions, detaining Japanese design engineer Hatamura Yuichi, who had been making suspicious movements, in a downtown area in central Phnom Penh.” I reported it all at once. However, when FNN confirmed with the Japanese embassy, ​​it got an unexpected response.

The man was not Japanese

After receiving a report on the Japanese arrest, a Japanese embassy representative immediately met with the person. As a result, it was found that the man was not Japanese. However, Cambodian media also believes the Cambodian police saying “Japanese arrested.”

Why is this happening? FNN also contacted police and confirmed the authenticity of the information and found that the man was lying at the time of his arrest.The arrested man was Korean nationality

When FNN interviewed a local Cambodian police, it became clear that the man was arrested making suspicious movements in downtown Phnom Penh on the night of the 24th, he was detained by a local police officer and taken to the police station. Two packets of stimulant (meth) were found. After that, the man told the police officer that “I am Japanese. The name is Hatamura Yuichi. I am 38 years old.” Based on the information, it was reported “Japanese arrest” at the same time.

However, when a person in charge at the Japanese embassy interviewed the person directly, it turned out that he could not understand Japanese at all. Even though he said that he was “Japanese,” he later found out that the man was not Japanese, but Korean.

To confirm the authenticity, FNN confirmed the suspect’s passport. On the cover of the man’s passport, the letters “Republic of Korea”. The man had entered Cambodia with a Korean passport. “KANG JU SUNG” and the photograph of the face was clearly the same person as the man who was arrested.

In Cambodia, a taxi robbery killing by two Japanese adolescents just happened in the northwestern part of Siem Reap in Cambodia this year. This incident has a great impact on Cambodia, known as pro-Japanese country, and after that, various efforts such as fundraising and support for bereaved families were done to restore the lost trust of Japanese society and volunteers in Cambodia.

Under such circumstances, it is a lie that oneself is “Japanese” and as a result, being reported all at once in Cambodian media as “the Japanese being arrested” is an effort to restore the credibility of the resident Japanese. It is an act that breaks the step. 

It is not clear why the man named himself “Japanese”.


14 thoughts on “Arrested ‘Japanese’ Really South Korean!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    A Korean talent insisted on TV that whenever he committed anything bad, he pretended he was a Japanese,and others in that TV program agreed his policy.
    In other case, when Korean guys spitted on a comfort woman statue, which is one of their principal image of anti- Japan activity, they also pretended as Japanese.
    It is to make people think Japanese insane.
    No surprise , at all.

    • July 27, 2019 at 8:46 am

      omoshiroi desune.

      That time when Japanese embassy asked him, it should be an awkward moment.

      Onamae wa, dochira sama desuka?
      Eeh?? omae dareka? Nihonjin janee!

  • July 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    korean people love to pretend to be Japanese. but we Japanese never ever pretend to be korean. bcoz nothing want in korean people. hey korean people, stay away frm Japan and dont ever use “japanese” for ur lies.

  • July 26, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    This is what Koreans do as they do not seem to possess the notion of honesty nor integrity in their culture. So this kind of attitude prevails not only at the individual levels but also at the national levels. Telling a lie is ok as long as he can successfully cheat others. In that sense there is a considerable consistency as the national trait.

    • July 27, 2019 at 4:25 am

      Lets not go over the top or exaggerate. He is just one of dozens of millions of South Koreans. Over-generation is a typical tendency of immaturarity.

      Personally I have encountered a considerable number of netizens who hide their real identity, pretend somebody else and say many nasty things about Korea. Even though there are some clues of their nationality, I would not haste to judge a special country as only some people do such a thing.

      • July 28, 2019 at 10:53 am

        Go over the top or exaggerate? This has happened on multiple occasions. Nobody is exaggerating.

        And why do I (or anyone) need to even say nasty things about Korea when you have individuals like this one displaying such exemplary behavior?

  • July 26, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Koreans are said to lie instead of breathing

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  • July 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I feel sad at the declaration by Cambodian police with poor examination. This mistake makes Japanese tourist, like me, discredits the Cambodian police.

  • July 28, 2019 at 7:58 am

    It is true that Koreans have many liars

  • February 15, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t understand why didn’t he think that his lie gonna be exposed even he has his Korean passport.


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