Foreign Volunteers Japan co-founder, British citizen, business manager, long-term and well-known Tokyo resident Garin Dart, has been missing since last Wednesday (May 22) at 13:00. Anyone who knows Garin – either as a friend or businessperson – will appreciate that this is really out of character. Garin runs a highly successful events company, Bluesilver, and has a young family here in Japan. If anyone has any information, please call Bruno Damizzio: ((Bruno_080__9573__8846_))
Garin went missing in Tokyo one week ago in the middle of the afternoon, and police are looking for any information about his whereabouts. As CEO of event management firm Bluesilver, he was last heard from by his colleagues on May 22nd as he sent messages about an upcoming meeting with clients at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel. The messages cut off at roughly 13:00.
His worried wife, Yukako, who is pregnant with their second child, raised the alarm when he did not return home that evening, and has already filed a report with the Tokyo police, who have begun investigating the case. The British Embassy and Garin’s family in the U.K. have also been contacted. Interpol and the British police has also been notified. The Tokyo police have already confirmed that he has not been taken into custody, nor has he been admitted to any local hospitals. According to reports, his bank accounts and credit cards are untouched.
Garin moved to Japan in July 2003 and launched Bluesilver, an event company that he had originally founded in London. After a decade of successful projects, the gradual expansion of his company, a loving family and many close friends and colleagues, it seems unlikely that he would just disappear by his own will.
In the days following the March 11th 2011 disaster in Northern Japan, Garin was instrumental in setting up the network that would become Foreign Volunteers Japan. He used his extensive business and personal networks to connect people of all means and abilities to be able to secure donations, deliver goods, and to directly volunteer in the tsunami-hit regions. Besides sending aid, supplies and volunteers up to Tohoku directly, the FVJ network quickly became an essential information hub for the International communities in Japan to assess and debate the safely of the Fukushima reactor meltdown, and to find practical and feasible means to best get involved in tsunami relief activities. Currently the community is on alert, and trying to do all we can to help find any information that may help in finding Garin.
Ayako Kawauchi, a Bluesilver employee and the last person to see Dart, says that on the day he went missing they first thought he may have fallen asleep somewhere, since he seemed tired from working so hard recently. But she adds that the behavior is not at all like Dart, and Bruno Dammizio, also with Bluesilver, says the company is the busiest it’s ever been in its history.
“He has literally vanished into thin air. There has been no trace of him in any shape or form. No communication with friends or family.”
沢山の外国人が参加しているForeign Volunteers Japan network（日本在住の人も、日本を訪れる外国人にも情報提供しているネットワーク）の創設メンバーの一人でもあり、東京に住みながら長期ボランティアをしているゲリン・ダート（Garin Dart）さんが、先週の水曜日13時以降から行方不明です。(5月22日）彼を知ってる人も、仕事仲間も、連絡無しで消える人ではないと言っています。ゲリンさんはBluesilverという大きなイベント会社を経営していて、まだ子供も小さく、日本人の奥様のお腹の中には二人目のお子さんがいて、とても心配しているそうです。上記時刻に自社の社員と電話で次のヒルトンホテルでのミーティングの話しをした後連絡が途絶え、警察では留置されていないことも確認済み、病院へ搬送されていないことも確認済みです。下記が彼の写真です。もし情報がありましたら、ブルーノ・ダミッゾ（Bruno Damizzio）さんの電話までお願いします。: (__080__9573__8846__)
ゲリンさんは、被災地への物資搬送他支援活動に熱心で、Save Minamisoma Projectの物資搬送のフレームワークも、彼の力があったおかげでできました。もし、先週の水曜にヒルトンあたりで何か変な事象を見たり、聴いたりした方などいらっしゃいましたら、教えてください。