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Vancouver cops release image of man last seen with missing Japanese woman

Security camera footage released by Vancouver police on Tuesday shows a white male who was last seen with a Japanese woman who has been missing since September 7 (TV Asahi)

VANCOUVER, CANADA (TR) – Police released security camera footage of a white male last seen with a Japanese woman the day she went missing here on September 8, the Sankei Shimbun reported on Wednesday (September 28).

Natsumi Kogawa, a 30-year-old Aomori Prefecture native, was studying in Vancouver since May and was to meet a friend on September 8 when she never showed and has remained missing.

Camera footage taken at around 1:30 p.m. on September 8, just before Kogawa went missing, shows her talking to the man in his 30s who is wearing a black jacket, jeans and a baseball cap.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are asking the public to come forward with any information about the man by calling 604-294-7922.

A Facebook page set up to assist with the search is also seeking information from the public.

Kogawa is 4 feet 11 inches tall with long hair and brown eyes. She is said to be an experienced traveler and might be wearing a backpack.

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