A young Chinese teacher has tragically gone missing in Japan. It has now been nearly a week since anyone has seen or heard from her.
27-year-old Wei Qiujie, a primary school teacher from Fujian’s Nanping city, was supposed to return to China from her solo trip to Japan on July 25th. However, she was not on her plane back home and her family says that they haven’t heard from her since last Saturday.
Wei arrived in Japan’s northernmost Hokkaido island on July 18th. She was last seen leaving her bulky luggage at a hostel four days later. In surveillance video from the hostel room, Wei looks happy and unconcerned as she stores her luggage and heads out the door.
The hostel contacted the police the next day when Wei failed to return.
Hokkaido police are currently searching for Wei. Meanwhile her family has been spreading photos of her on social media, hoping that someone might have seen her and have information to share.
Wei’s disappearance follows shortly after two Chinese sisters living in Japan went missing earlier this month, only to be discovered dead, stuffed naked inside suitcases in the hills around Tokyo. A man has been arrested for the crimes. He was allegedly having an affair with one of the sisters.
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