The warning briefly explained that Nagakiya had been found dead under a tree on the western side of the Queen’s Park Savannah, on Ash Wednesday.
“As the rate of violent crimes has increased over the last few years, to avoid encountering any unexpected treats to personal safety, please minimise any unnecessary night time outings.” the Embassy said. The warning added that if persons had to go out at night in emergencies, persons should be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution at all time.
In a report on TV6, a close friend of the Nagakiya’s, Yoichi Watanabe said he identified her body, while hoping all the while that the report he received was not about her.
“I didn’t want it (Nagakiya’s death) to be true,” he said.
“The first information that I received was that it was an Asian woman that was found. I waited a whole day hoping it would not be true. I went to identify her with the police. It is unfortunate, really unfortunate”