really creepy lovelorn Japanese man, Saitou Takuya (斋藤卓也) who was so madly in love with a girl he saw on the Beijing subway that he put up a video of her on the internet that he secretly took of her, asking people to help him find her? A number of commenters did wonder aloud if the whole thing was a spoof, but apparently not.
OK, we admit we’re a tad late in finding this story but it appears that Takuya-san has found his dreamgirl! Also our fears that the girl could have been a tranny (since he did not seem to have seen the mystery subway girl’s face) were all unfounded.
To find her, Takuya stood outside Jishuitan Station “six times this month holding a picture of the girl Xin Yu, just in case she reappeared at the station”. It was not till about 2 weeks ago that he actually bumped into her wearing exactly the same clothes as she was wearing when he first saw her.
The girl told him that he was “funny” and that they could start out as friends. They have also since exchanged cell phone numbers and MSN addresses. And it appears Takuya-san, who has lived in Beijing since 1997, still remains as much in love. He said the girl was “very, very pretty”, “has a great figure” and has “great morals”:
I’m now more determined that she will be my love. She’s simply perfect.
Shanghaiist: Japanese man looks for Beijing subway girl
Shanghai Daily: Lovesick man finally meets dream girl
Picture of the poster that Saito Takuya put up in Beijing’s Jishuitan subway station from 163.com: The poster reads, “I have searched for you for 10 days now.”