Hideya Kawauchi
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A Love for Clothes
Tomoko Kawauchi's husband, Hideya, loved three things: her, of course, the beach and shopping. On Sept. 8, the two packed a picnic lunch and went to Belmar Beach in New Jersey. They spent half the day there since Brooks Brothers closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays. And nothing made Mr. Kawauchi happier than spending part of his day shopping for the latest in men's casual wear.

"He changed frequently," says his wife. "He had a lot of clothes. Much more than me. He had 15 shoes. I have maybe 5."

Mr. Kawauchi, 36, was born in Chiba, Japan. After he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, he wanted to work in New York but could not find a job in the city. He returned to Japan and got a job at Fuji Bank, where he met his wife. They were married in 1995. In 1997, Mr. Kawauchi, a general affairs officer, was transferred to the Fuji Bank division at 2 World Trade Center. The Kawauchis moved to Fort Lee, N.J., because they had friends in the area.

"There is also a Japanese restaurant and supermarket," Mrs. Kawuachi said.

And Brooks Brothers only minutes away.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 28, 2001.
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September 11, 2014
R.I.P Gone but Forgotten You and your family are In my prayers. You were a good man from what i have read.
Israel B.
September 11, 2012
Hi i was suppose to do this as an assignment for my highschool but know i think this is necessary to do. I hope the family of this brave man is doing ok and that all familys and the victims of 9/11 are always in my prayers
Dorian Knight
September 11, 2012
Hi i was suppose to do this for an assignment at my school but now i think im doing it just because i think its right. I dont know who he was but i hope that the family of this man is doing ok.
December 21, 2007
RIP Mr. Kawauchi!
Julia Watanabe
November 23, 2006
In memory....
P Tabbernor
November 2, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
Kristine
March 30, 2004
Kawauchi-san was very brave and responsible person. I saw him coming out from the elevator on the 78th floor in the morning of 9-11. He went up to check making sure that everybody left the office.

He was super smart with the best personality! We all miss you. Thank you for everything.
Fuji Co-worker
September 11, 2003
R.I.P everybody will remember you.
Joshua Myers
September 11, 2003
Dear Tomoko,

It has been 2 years since the 9-11 tragedy and the loss of your beloved Hideya. It hit us very hard because we loved both you and Hideya very much, not only as neighbors but as family. We will never forget him, nor will we ever forget you. Our prayers are always with you and we pray that Hideya will rest in peace and may his memory be eternal.
We love you.

George, Virginia, Stephanie and Irene
STEPHANIE KIRIAK
September 11, 2002
MAY GOD HAVE HIM IN HIS GLORY, AND MAY HE GIVE YOU COMFORT.
MAGGIE VILLANUEVA
September 11, 2002
Hideay Kawauchi's name was on the sheet I was given at the rolling requiem that I participated in at Salisbury University this morning - my thoughts are with your family.
Stephanie Staab
May 2, 2002
Rest in peace..........
Angie Campbell
February 11, 2002
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS REMARKABLE MAN HIDEYA KAWAUCHI AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NEW YORK AND THE GOOD PEOPLE FROM JAPAN..MAY WE NEVER FORGET 9/11/01.AMEN
Anonymous
February 5, 2002
I was less than a mile away from the WTC on 9/11--heading to my job in Soho. I was on Prince/Bdway when the buildings collapsed. I can never forget nor can I shake the wave of sadness and grief that rests just below the surface of my everyday life. Every day I walk by the makeshift memorial wall in Grand Central Terminal on the way to the #6 train. Every day I look at your husbands picture. His was one of the first photos up on that wall, and for whatever reason I have remained focused on it. I think that when my turn comes to die, I will want to meet Hideya--we have become friends. And I grieve for him though I never knew him in this world. He could have been me. They all could have been me.
Abby De Millo
January 31, 2002
I have a soft spot for men who love shopping. You must miss him terribly. I am very sorry and I do think your husband would want you to go on and continue to find beauty in life.
anonymous
January 16, 2002
Madam Tomoko,

I'm Alain Moreau, an alien from eastern France. I appreciate people from the world and especially japanese people, some of whom are close friends.
I discovered the page on your husband in the new York Times
I join you in your sufferings after the disappearance of your beloved husband.
My prayer goes toward him and also to encourage your recovering from this cruel ordeal, and so that your recover inner peace.

Deeply and sincerely Yours

Alain
alain Moreau
December 28, 2001
We are very sorry for your loss of Hideya. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
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