I will be coming to Japan in one week. Maybe I will see this guy hanging out at Narita.
He is Feng Zhenghu, an activist from China. He has been trying to return to China but the Chinese government, without reason, has refused to allow him to re-enter China. So Mr. Zhenghu has been living in limbo at Narita for almost two weeks. But he has not been staying in the main terminal area where the restaurants and lounges are. He is stuck in the no-man's land between the airplane disembarkation point and airport immigration. After his last attempt to re-enter China through Shanghai, where he was sent back to Japan by Chinese authorities, Mr. Zhenghu drew the line and refused to enter Japan. So here he lives in Narita no-man's land.
He has apparently been surviving on hand-outs of food from supporters and passengers. He has not showered since he last arrived, only being able to wash is face with hot water. The polite Japanese airport authorities have attempted to convince him to pass through the immigration gates but he has refused. Zhenghu states he misses his home and just wants to return, no matter what happens to him. Since he is in a secure area, supporters are unable to visit him except through arriving flights. A supporter from Hong Kong flew to Narita to see him but depressingly she arrived through the wrong terminal. After returning to Hong Kong, she immediately returned on a different flight she knew would take her through the correct terminal that Mr. Zhenghu was staying at.
Maybe I will bring a candy bar or some other snack so if I see Mr. Zhenghu when I arrive at Narita I can give it to him.