Q - What is France doing to find Tiphaine Véron, the French national who disappeared while staying in the city of Nikko in Japan?
A - The Quai d’Orsay’s crisis and support center and our embassy in Japan are making every effort to find our compatriot and are in daily contact with her family.
We are in continuous contact with the Japanese authorities in order to contribute to the investigation with the information available to us, to follow the investigation process and to liaise between the Japanese police and Tiphaine Véron’s family. Our diplomatic services have disseminated the missing person alert issued by the Japanese police and have ensured that it is circulated as widely as possible. They have posted information about the disappearance on social media. On Sunday, August 5, the consul and a political advisor from the chancery traveled to Nikko, the city close to where Ms. Véron disappeared.
Our ambassador to Japan, Laurent Pic, traveled to Utsunomiya today. He met there with the Japanese police authorities and asked them to intensify and speed up the search, to widen their search perimeter and to mobilize all necessary resources.
He then met with Tiphaine Véron’s family members in Nikko in order to continue lending them our support and to pass on their requests.