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The Terminal

May 23 2009
A Japanese flew into Mexico City‘s airport with a tourist visa and a return ticket... nearly three months ago A Japanese man has been living in a terminal at Mexico City for nearly three months, surviving purely on handouts from passengers and fast-food restaurants. Hiroshi Nohara has been at Terminal One of the Benito Juarez International Airport since 2nd September, according to local news reports. He flew into Mexico with a tourist visa and a return ticket, but he never left the airport. Airport authorities asked the Japanese embassy to investigate why he refused to leave. Mr Nohara has become something of a star, with near-daily television news reports on his life at the food court, and tourists requesting autographs and posing with him for photos. But Mr Nohara appears to be confused. He was reported as saying, through an interpreter, "I don't understand why I'm here. I don't have a reason." Mr Nohara's visa expires in March.