Seventy-seven-year-old Pierre Delehouzee has lived in Japan for more than half his life.

Delehouzee permanently moved to Japan from Belgium in 1971 to take part in charity work in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. Over the past four decades, he has married, raised two children and juggled several jobs in order to make ends meet.

Now residing in Mitaka, western Tokyo, with his wife, Yoshiko, he recently purchased a grave with the intention of remaining in Japan for the rest of his life.