Monday, November 24, 2008
Hiroshi Nohara is living in an airport terminal. Like Tom Hanks in "The Terminal," the Japanese man is literally eating and sleeping in Mexico's Benito Juarez International Airport. He appears to spend all of his time eating, whether from fast-food restaurant or passenger charity. He lives in the food court and sleeps in a chair.
Asked why he has stayed at the airport for almost three months, Hiroshi Nohara replied, "I don't understand why I'm here. I don't have a reason." The stay has taken its toll: his goatee is wildly unkempt, his clothes are tattered, and he smells unwashed. However, he frequently appears in television interviews, appearing almost daily.
Despite his unorthodox accommodations, Hiroshi Nohara is unmovable until his visa expires in March. He appears set to live life in the terminal until then.