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Around the world, from the United States to Germany or the United Kingdom, several people decide to disappear without a trace, leaving their homes, jobs and families to start another life.
They often do this without even looking back.
In Japan, these people are known as jouhatsu.
The term means “evaporation”, but it also refers to people who disappear on purpose and hide their whereabouts, for years or sometimes even decades.
“I got tired of human relations. I took a suitcase and disappeared ”, says Sugimoto, 42, who asked for his first name to be hidden in this report.
Read more in Folha de S.Paulo.
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