|What is MPS (Missing Person Search Support Association of Japan)?|
||People who have
been living normal lives and/or have been keeping in touch with
their families can suddenly go missing. MPS (Missing Person
Search Support Association of Japan) is a Specified Nonprofit
Organization (NPO) Corporation that provides support and assistance
in the search activities for these missing people.
|What does "MPS" mean?|
pronounce us as: "em-pee-es".
Our acronym means (in English): "Missing
Support Association of Japan"
|What types of activities are conducted by MPS (Missing Person Search Support Association of Japan)?|
missing loved ones can make use of the MPS (Missing Person Search
Support Association of Japan) Web site as a place to exchange
and share information with others. We also provide expert advice
from counselors and specialists in different fields.
|Is there a specific definition for a "missing person?"|
|Does the missing person have to be a family member in order for us to get your assistance?|
||In order to prevent
support activities that could be malicious in intent, we at
MPS only respond to requests from people who are related to
the missing person within consanguinity of the second degree.
|I want to support MPS (Missing Person Search Support Association of Japan). How can I start?|
are a Nonprofit Organization and corporation that operates on
a nonprofit basis. Our actions are made possible solely through
the support of those individuals and organizations who have
approved of our activities.
If you are willing to support us, please do not hesitate to
contact us through our contact
page. We and our clients are deeply grateful to you for
your faith and support.
|What is an MP List?|
is very difficult for families to search for missing members
on their own, and there is always a limit to what they can do.
To assist those families, we at MPS have opened an Internet
Web site where we solicit for information on missing persons.
The requests for information uploaded on the page will be limited
to those made by the families of the missing, but any MPS supporter
in the nation can send in information.
|What is an MPS Bulletin Board?|
||This is a multi-purpose
bulletin board for all visitors to the MPS Web site.
Anyone can use it -- whether you have experience of, or are
immediately suffering from missing family members, or if you
are a missing person yourself.
After you have read and understood the usage regulations, please
make use of the bulletin board as a place to exchange information
|What is a Missing Persons' Diary?|
||This is a diary
and a forum penned by those who are now, at this moment, missing
persons -- and/or runaways. It explains their behavior and what
their daily lives are like.
MPS hopes that this will provide the families with some hints
to help them search for their missing members, and give those
who have run away from home a chance to start thinking about
This diary helps us understand the modus operandi of missing
people. It is not intended to romanticize the loss and sadness
|What is a Family of Missing Persons Diary?|
||An open forum
where family members of the missing write about how they think
and behave every day and express their concern for their missing