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I'm looking for Kawano Masao. From China Ken. He is now 63 years old.
 

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I hardly pray that someone can help me.
I'm looking for Kawano Masai
His mother is Kawano Fumei
His Father is Sugawasa Tadashi
From Chiba Ken. Forgot the last known address. Something like Hikari Machi Sosa Gun. It was more than 30 years since our last communication. It's very important that I can locate his whereabouts.
Please somebody help me.

Thank you very much.
 

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These requests are usually difficult, but I did a little bit of sleuthing, and we might have a chance with this one.

Hikari-machi is Chiba has since merged with the neighboring town and is now Yokoshibahikari-machi:

Luckily, it seems that Yokoshibahikari has a number of their town newsletters archived on the Internet in PDF format.

This one:
...shows an obituary for a Kawano Fumi (川野フミ), who passed away at age 65. Could this be your friend's mother? ("Fumi" is a common Japanese female name, and "Fumei" is not, so I suspect that might be a typo.)

Likewise, is your friend's name perhaps "Masao" (or something similar) rather than "Masai"? (the latter, again, is quite rare, I think).

This newsletter:
...lists a Kawano Masao (川野雅夫) as holding a local town government position.

About how old would your friend and his parents be now? Many of these newsletters list ages (though sometimes the years are unclear).

I also suspect that "Sugawasa" may be a typo of "Sugawara".
I may do a bit more digging after, but hopefully this will be a start.
 

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Thank you, Toritoribeさん!

(Somehow, I completely missed the original post with the person's name spelled correctly.)
 

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I see your first post (that I originally missed) also contains his age and confirms his name as "Masao".

In that case, I'd say there's a good chance that the 川野雅夫 above could be him.
The same name often appears in the context of a volunteer firefighting unit.

I did some searching, and found this page with contact information for the Yokoshibahikari-machi volunteer firefighting unit:

They also have a homepage:
And a Facebook page:

A quick search didn't turn up your friend's name, but you could try posting on the Facebook page and seeing if anyone knows him and could connect you.
It's a fairly small town, so even if your friend is no longer affiliated with the firefighting unit, I imagine it's not unlikely that someone on the page might be familiar with him.
 
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These requests are usually difficult, but I did a little bit of sleuthing, and we might have a chance with this one.

Hikari-machi is Chiba has since merged with the neighboring town and is now Yokoshibahikari-machi:

Luckily, it seems that Yokoshibahikari has a number of their town newsletters archived on the Internet in PDF format.

This one:
...shows an obituary for a Kawano Fumi (川野フミ), who passed away at age 65. Could this be your friend's mother? ("Fumi" is a common Japanese female name, and "Fumei" is not, so I suspect that might be a typo.)

Likewise, is your friend's name perhaps "Masao" (or something similar) rather than "Masai"? (the latter, again, is quite rare, I think).

This newsletter:
...lists a Kawano Masao (川野雅夫) as holding a local town government position.

About how old would your friend and his parents be now? Many of these newsletters list ages (though sometimes the years are unclear).

I also suspect that "Sugawasa" may be a typo of "Sugawara".
I may do a bit more digging after, but hopefully this will be a start.
Thank you so much for your time doing a research for me.
You're right, it might be Sugawara. Probably he's 63-64 years old now. He was an electrician before. He has one sister and was living with his uncle before.

His name is Masao Kawano and it's possible that certain Fumi Kawano was his mother.

He might looked for me before but we moved out from the address he'd known.

I can provide his photo the time I've known him if it's needed.

Once again thank you so much for your effort. I really hope that I can find him.

God bless you. I'll keep on reading this thread and wait. Now I foundl hope with your reply.
 

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I see your first post (that I originally missed) also contains his age and confirms his name as "Masao".

In that case, I'd say there's a good chance that the 川野雅夫 above could be him.
The same name often appears in the context of a volunteer firefighting unit.

I did some searching, and found this page with contact information for the Yokoshibahikari-machi volunteer firefighting unit:

They also have a homepage:
And a Facebook page:

A quick search didn't turn up your friend's name, but you could try posting on the Facebook page and seeing if anyone knows him and could connect you.
It's a fairly small town, so even if your friend is no longer affiliated with the firefighting unit, I imagine it's not unlikely that someone on the page might be familiar with him.
Thank you so much. You're a great help.
God bless you.
 

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Hi guys
Just dig an old address note. Masao's birthday is August 15 1958.
 

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Probably this is the new address
xxxx Kido
Yokoshibahikari Machi
Sambu Gun, Chiba Ken
(code) 289-1726
xxx-xx-xxxx

Sent a letter 3 months ago...still waiting for a reply.
 
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I removed the house number and telephone number since it's their personal information. Where did you get the address? The one who lives there is 川野和雄 Kawano Kazuo, and his actual phone number is different from the one you wrote.
 

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I removed the house number and telephone number since it's their personal information. Where did you get the address? The one who lives there is 川野和雄 Kawano Kazuo, and his actual phone number is different from the one you wrote.
Sorry about that.
That was an old phone number
I found that address in my old address book. Mr Kawano Kazuo is his uncle. The one who took care of him. Surely he knows where is Masao now. Most important is I can get Masao name in kanji character.

I felt relieved upon reading your message. Thank you so much.
 

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I removed the house number and telephone number since it's their personal information. Where did you get the address? The one who lives there is 川野和雄 Kawano Kazuo, and his actual phone number is different from the one you wrote.
Can you please give me his phone number privately. Thank you.
 

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I see. Kawano Kazuo lives/lived there at least until 2012. This is the newest information I found now. I've sent you his phone number via PM.
 

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I see. Kawano Kazuo lives/lived there at least until 2012. This is the newest information I found now. I've sent you his phone number via PM.
Thank you, thank you so much.
Keep safe always.
 

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I see. Kawano Kazuo lives/lived there at least until 2012. This is the newest information I found now. I've sent you his phone number via PM.
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

You're a great help. I thanked God I found this forum.

I wish you could help more people like me who desperately want to find someone in Japan.

God bless you always.
 

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Hi guys
Hope everyone is doing good
Just drop by to say hello and to let you know that I got through an overseas call to Masao's relatives but don't understand what I was saying.

Anyway I sent a letter asking his kanji name. I just hope that someone will give importance of my letter.
 
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