The "Terminal Man" returns to Japan after stay at Mexico airport.
A Japanese tourist who spent three months living in Mexico City's airport has returned home.
Airport spokesman Victor Mejia says Hiroshi Nohara left Monday on a flight for Japan via San Francisco.
Nohara arrived in Mexico City on Sept. 2 and spent the next three months at a food court in Terminal 1 of Benito Juarez International Airport.
His residency there made him a local celebrity and Mexican news programs ran regular updates on his life.
Hiroshi Nohara, 41, who arrived in Mexico on a United Airlines flight Sept. 2, slept in the crowded food court on the international departures level for 117 days before leaving the airport Dec. 28 with a woman named Oyuki. He returned to the airport yesterday, the newspaper said.
Nohara’s extended stay at the airport made him a celebrity in the city of 20 million, with people visiting him to take pictures, buy him food and donate clothes. He can legally stay in Mexico until March 1, when his 180-day tourist visa expires, the airport’s press office has said.