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Kota Shinozaki
(a sophomore of Keio University, Tokyo)
left for India on September 2 ,2006
and was to come back on September 24, but he didn't.
There has been no contact from him since he left.
In the middle of October Indian Police
started an investigation and found
that Kota had gone missing from a hotel in Agra
on September 5, just three days after his arrival.

An employee of the hotel told the Police that,
on the night, Kota went out by himself alone
with his backpack.
However the same employee later told
the mother and her Japanese supporters
that Kota went out
with a driver,
who had brought him from Delhi to Agra,
and probably a local guide accompanied them.

Three years have passed since then.
As a result of the investigation by the Police,
we now know that a driver confessed that ,
on the night of September 5,
they (he, the guide and Kota )
went out to a restaurant together.
He saw Kota and the guide left the restaurant
on a cycle rickshaw.
This is the last sighting of Kota.

On the other hand the guide, Gautam,
who absconded from his home last year ,
is now detained in a detention center in Agra,
but he denies even that
they (he, the driver and Kota )
went to the restaurant together on the night.

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Japanese Embassy in Delhi, India (visa section)

This HP is edited by the group of "Searching for Kota Shinozaki "
(consisting of his family, friends and supporters) since October,2006



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