A Dutch salesman who went missing after failing to meet up with an official from a company in Chiba Prefecture on his arrival at Narita airport has shown up at the company after almost a month of wandering, the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo said Wednesday.
Kees Van der Werff, a 26-year-old auto parts importer, left the Netherlands on April 4 and arrived at Narita airport in the prefecture the following day.
At the airport, however, he failed to meet up with an official from Keiyo Auto Trading Inc. who was there to pick him up, according to Yasuo Sasaki, an official of the firm.
The company is an auto parts exporter based in Yotsukaido, Chiba.
The Dutch man, who did not have the company’s telephone number or address, then took a taxi to a train station in Chiba, planning to find the company himself.
However, Werff, apparently suffering from memory loss related to a traffic accident he was involved in before leaving for Japan, then started wandering around the prefecture, eating only at McDonalds outlets.
After weeks of walking around, Werff, who speaks no Japanese, on Tuesday finally saw Keiyo Auto’s logo on a truck, and hitched a lift to the company.
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