Kuto was born into a life of fear. He was always afraid of the dark, of being alone, and of dying. When he was just a child, his parents were killed in a car accident. Kuto was left to fend for himself in the world.
He did his best to make it on his own, but life was very hard for him. He often went hungry and had to sleep in abandoned buildings or on the streets. Sometimes he would find work as a day laborer, but it was never enough to get by on.
As Kuto grew older, his fear only grew stronger. He began to have nightmares about being chased by monsters or falling from great heights. He couldn’t even bear to leave his home during the daytime anymore lest something terrible should happen to him. The only place he felt safe was inside his small room with its locked door and windows shuttered against the outside world.
One day, when Kuto was about twenty years old, he heard that there was work available in Qatar – a country far away from home where people were said to be wealthy beyond imagining. Desperate for any kind of change in his life, Kuto took what little money he had saved up and bought himself a ticket on the next flight out of Japan