Missing Japanese tourist sought


Big Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a missing 51-year-old Japanese national.

Hiromichi Yoshino was last seen around 9 a.m. Feb. 13 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. His rented vehicle, a burgundy Kia four-door sedan, was found unlocked and unattended at the end of Route 130 at the lava viewing area. The vehicle is believed to have been there since Feb. 14. Yoshino had been staying at a bed and breakfast in Volcano Village, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone with information on his disappearance or his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or the Police Department’s nonemergency number at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.