Homeless Japanese Man Living Near Wat Botum

CLARIFICATION: A letter was sent in:

“There are some differences in the contents written in the articles and its quoted comments, etc., which uploaded through
some social medias and some electronic newspapers, so please correct the relevant articles.
Mr. Kubota Gen, a Japanese national in your article, an air ticket has been purchased by the embassy once after receiving
a remittance from his Japanese brother, and other once donated by a Japanese resident who is living in Cambodia, at least two total grants were made to purchase air tickets for Mr. Kubota to return to Japan. In addition, Mr. Kubota also received other financial support.
Furthermore, Mr. Kubota himself is said to have received various supports from the embassy. This information was
obtained by the Japanese Association of Cambodia from Mr. Kubota Gen himself in the presence of a corporate lawyer of the Japanese Association of Cambodia.
It is contrary to the fact or reality that the Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom Cambodia and the Japanese community
living in Cambodia did not support him in need and trouble.
Mr. Kubota is currently under detention by the police. However, he will be forced to return to Japan as soon as the
necessary preparation to leave the country is completed. The air ticket will also be donated by Japanese residents.
We would like to express our apologies and gratitude to the many people of Cambodia who are worried about this matter,
and also ask for corrections to the unfortunate contents which can damage the reputation of the Japanese community as a whole.
February 20th, 2021
President of the Japanese Association of Cambodia, Mr. Takuma Koichi
Assistant Sok Khembandith, a Proxy to Mr. Takuma Koichi”

On February 11, 2021, a Facebook account of a woman named Kashino Nita shared the story of a Japanese man who is homeless and collecting recycling around Wat Botum. It says he earns just $2 and sleeps near the public bathrooms. After seeing the miserable situation, the woman bought him a mobile phone and asks for other people to help the man.

“I met a Japanese man who fell into hard times and asked him if he had any relatives In Japan. There is only one younger brother, but his younger brother is a worker, so has no money to buy a plane ticket. He and the Japanese embassy did not pay for his plane ticket, so he could only collect scrap metal- making $2 a day to buy food. I bought him a cell phone so he could have a contact number and give him some money to buy food. .Please, brothers and sisters, help this person… those who want to help him can help ease some of his life and we can also help each other to get money so that he can buy a plane ticket back home, everyone can meet him personally, he was in front of Wat Botum, around the bathroom, he sleeps near the bathroom.”

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One thought on “Homeless Japanese Man Living Near Wat Botum

  • July 20, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    This Facebook woman may be an anti-Japanese country, an anti-Japanese Asian country, or an anti-Japanese resident who pretended to be Japanese.
    Her name is strange.
    Perhaps that Japanese man is also anti-Japanese.
    There are many criminals living in Japan anti-Japanese, and they are causing damage to Japanese people in Japan.
    They are doing bad impressions of Japan all over the world, pretending to be Japanese and committing crimes in order to increase bad publicity.
    Such anti-Japanese Asian countries are in Japan and the world.
    They are addicts who pretend to be Japanese and commit crimes. Cambodian people need to be careful.


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