GuateVision – 6th November 2018
Japan intervenes for murder of Japanese missionary in Petén
Tokyo. The government of Japan sent investigators to Petén, where a Japanese missionary was killed over the weekend, said the government’s chief of staff, Yoshihide Suga.
The envoys of Japan gather information of the violent fact while the government provides support to the relatives of the victim identified as Yukira Kimoto, a Jehovah’s Witness who preached to young people in the area for more than 3 years. Another young Japanese missionary was “seriously wounded,” Suga said.
Violent act dismaying the community
Last Sunday, both girls were in the house where they lived when they were surprised by an assailant who tried to steal their house and when they found them, they attacked them. Acquaintances of the missionary assured that she had already denounced an attempted rape and several harassments, without knowing how the complaint prospered.
“The two missionaries of the Jehovah’s Witness religion have been working in Petén for many years. They were attacked at home early Sunday by a man influenced by drugs and alcohol, the local press reported, “says the note in The Mainichi newspaper, the national newspaper of Japan since 1922.
The deadly victim, Yurika Kimoto, 26, is a flute player originally from Kanagawa, near Tokyo. His mother, a 55-year-old woman interviewed by The Mainichi, says the girl “saved for many years to move to Guatemala.”
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