JAPAN: The Last Last Soldier?

When Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi surrendered in the jungles of Guam in 1972, all Japan was excited by the emergence of "the last soldier" of World War II. Yokoi immediately became a national hero. When the second "last soldier" of World War II, Lieut. Hiroo Onoda, was found in the Philippines last March, Tokyo sent a chartered jet to bring him home. When a third last soldier was captured on the remote Indonesian island of Morotai last month, the Japanese began to show a little embarrassment. How many more aging sons of Nippon can...

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