The father of an English teacher misplaced in Japan says her disappearance is “out of character”.
Alice Hodgkinson, formerly from Nottingham, was stated missing by her manager on 1 July after not showing at work in Tokyo.
The 28-year-old is a teacher at Shane English School and resides in the neighburing Kanagawa prefecture.
The government stated it was “in contact with local authorities” and Miss Hodgkinson’s family.
Stephen Hodgkinson, from Bestwood Village, stated, he had last talked to his daughter more than a week ago.
“I had emailed her to say ‘thank you’ for a Father’s Day present she had sent me and she replied on 30 June,” he mentioned.
“She was chatty, and it was a bog standard email for Alice, nothing suspicious in it at all.
“But her boss was concerned for her welfare and reported her missing to the police.
“They broke into her room and she wasn’t there.”
Mr Hodgkinson stated his daughter’s friends in Japan had been supporting her to search for her, setting up social media groups and creating posters.”The main support has been from them and they have been tremendous really,” he said.
“If I went to Japan what would I be able to do there? I would just be pacing around.
“We are just milling through the best we can really. But Alice’s mum, Julie, is quite distressed.”
Miss Hodgkinson shifted to Japan to teach in March 2020, and her father said they would keep in touch via video calls and emails regularly.
He mentioned Japanese police were now going through CCTV footage from her accommodation.
A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCO) mentioned, “We are in contact with local authorities in Japan regarding a missing British woman.
“Consular staff are in touch with her family in the UK.”
Nottinghamshire Police mentioned they were also working with “relevant authorities” and helping the family.