A young Japanese man is alleged to have walked almost half of Hong Kong island for seven days trying to find enough coins for a Star Ferry ride back to Tsim Sha Tsui after he was robbed in Stanley. A colleague of 19-year-old Kinjo Yuji filed a missing person report with the police after Mr Yuji failed to return to their hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui last Sunday. Mr Yuji arrived back at the hotel at 4pm yesterday, tired, exhausted and hungry, according to police. Mr Yuji, who speaks very little English, told police that he had been robbed in Stanley and, because the language barrier prevented him from seeking help, was forced to collect coins from footpaths and roadsides. Police said Mr Yuji walked from Stanley to Aberdeen and managed to find his way to Central, where he took a $2.20 Star Ferry ride to Tsim Sha Tsui and finally returned to the hotel. Mr Yuji and his colleague are on a business trip in Hong Kong. His colleague told police he last saw Mr Yuji at noon on July 13 when he boarded a bus headed for Stanley at the Exchange Square bus terminal. Police issued an appeal on Mr Yuji's whereabouts on Saturday. He was described as having a long face with short, curly-brown hair and a dragon tattoo on his left arm. About 30 hours after the appeal was issued, Mr Yuji staggered back to the hotel and collapsed in the arms of his colleague. Mr Yuki's colleague informed the police of his return and cancelled the missing person alert. A police spokeswoman said last night that they were investigating Mr Yuji's claim that he was robbed. A full statement was expected to be taken from Mr Yuji through a Japanese interpreter later today, she said.