“All over the world, from the US to Germany to the UK, some people decide to disappear from their own lives without a trace – leaving their homes, jobs and families in the middle of the night to start a second life, often without ever looking back. In Japan, these people are sometimes referred to as ‘jouhatsu’. That’s the Japanese word for ‘evaporation’, but it also refers to people who vanish on purpose into thin air, and continue to conceal their whereabouts – potentially for years, even decades.” – The companies that help people vanish.

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