Yuko Hirabayashi

Add a comment

We remember the people who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake. Learn more and share your memories and thoughts.

Yuko Hirabayashi. Photo / Supplied
Yuko Hirabayashi. Photo / Supplied

Yuko Hirabayashi, 28, was in New Zealand studying at King's Education language school in the CTV building.

She died when the building collapsed in the earthquake.

Yuko was from Japan and attended Torahime High School.

Her father, Toshiharu Hirabayashi, 60, arrived in Christchurch shortly after the earthquake to find his daughter.

"I intend to go to my daughter's apartment, and also visit her acquaintances here," he told reporters in February 2011.

"I want to go to the scene of the building collapse as well."

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a2 at 23 Aug 2014 13:12:48 Processing Time: 872ms