Vietnamese woman escapes from detention at Narita airport


A 22-year-old Vietnamese woman escaped from Narita International Airport on Sunday after her entry into Japan had been delayed due to a problem with her visa for working as part of a trainee program.

According to immigration authorities, the woman first came to Japan as a trainee in April 2017. However, the woman’s term of employment had already ended, Fuji TV reported.

The woman had returned to Vietnam in January. She arrived back in Japan aboard a VietJet Air flight from Hanoi on Saturday morning and told immigration officials she was coming to Japan as a foreign trainee. But she was detained by immigration officials and spent Saturday night in a detention center in Terminal One while authorities tried to verify her status.

On Sunday morning, as she was being escorted to Terminal 2 by an employee hired by VietJet, she escaped from the terminal as soon as the man input the security code to open the door. She had no luggage with her when she fled.

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With all the security an airport has, it is amazing that she was able to escape. I’m impressed.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Good. Why was she hold for all night like a common criminal??

-12 ( +9 / -21 )

When someone doesn’t have proper credentials to enter the country, it’s is customary for countries to hold someone in custody until they can get them back on a return flight.

This takes communication between the host country, the home country, and the airline.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

A Vietnamese woman escaped while being escorted by a employee hired by a Vietnamese airline - VietJet sounds like it was all planed for her to escape .... Why was she not escorted by an custom or immigration office ????????????? Another illegal roaming the streets of Japan...

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Bummer – I can see future travellers being shackled. Of course she will be deported once found, but possibly after being arrested and spending time in jail too. Not very smart of her.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Good to know only a single airline employee is in charge of detainee transport.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Start getting used to this from April. Expect visa overstayers to go through the roof and Japan's black market to swell.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Well,for those who are wondering why she was escorted only by 1 person. Simple,because people would complain no matter what. If they put more staff on her,people would complain that she is harmless and that the staff are overdoing it and human right or whatever. That she isn’t a criminal. And now when they only put 1 staff on her and didn’nt cuff her like a common criminal,she manage to escape and everybody is complaining why she didn’t got a tigher security treatment. So either way they lose. Well,she doesn’t have any luggage and her face and identity is known so i doubt she can go anywhere far. This is Japan.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Big mistake, she will be taken and deport soon, Japan don't need that kind of people..

I hate to tell you this, but I think Japan has a lot of these types of people. The Government does their best to make sure we are all in the dark regarding this type of situation. You know, harmony, peace, unity.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

There are already countless overstayers of different nationalities. For example, I'd be willing to bet that the Chinese women offering massages at night in Hachioji are undocumented. unless networking is one of those categories covered by the new trainee program

1 ( +1 / -0 )

lol night working

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She'll have to face the consequences someday. A bad move, if you ask me.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

She should have requested asylum. That works to get into the USA, even if you enter illegally. After 60-180 days, you are allowed to get a job too .... in the USA.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

face the consequences? she will be deported back to vietnam where she will change her documentation and return under another name, more like an inconvenience than a consequence

0 ( +0 / -0 )

theFuToday 01:04 am JSTShe should have requested asylum.


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