The soldier who never surrendered
Wednesday, 28 July
In January 1972 a Japanese soldier was found hiding in the jungle on the Pacific island of Guam. He had been living in the wild there for almost 30 years unaware that World War Two had ended. His name was Shoichi Yokoi. Mike Lanchin spoke to his nephew and biographer.
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Photo: Shoichi Yokoi on his arrival back in Japan in 1972. Credit: Getty Images.