It's exactly 40 years since a Japanese soldier was found in the jungles of Guam, having survived there for nearly three decades after the end of WWII. He was given a hero's welcome on his return to Japan - but never quite felt at home in modern society.

Three decades hiding in the Guam jungle

Shoichi Yokoi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shoichi Yokoi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi Items eel traps

Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi Items eel traps

Safrudin S. Manyila: SERSAN SHOICHI YOKOI,Nakamura (Di Morotai) Letnan Dua Hiroo Onoda MENYERAH SETELAH 27 TAHUN PERANG USAI

Safrudin S. Manyila: SERSAN SHOICHI YOKOI,Nakamura (Di Morotai) Letnan Dua Hiroo Onoda MENYERAH SETELAH 27 TAHUN PERANG USAI

Shōichi Yokoi (横井 庄一 Yokoi Shōichi, March 31, 1915 – September 22, 1997) was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945, discovered in the jungles of Guam in January 1972, almost 28 years after US forces had regained control of the island in 1944.

Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant in World War II, returned to Japan in 27 years after World War II ended. Two American hunters discovered Yokoi.

Spent 28 years Hidden After World War II - Global Crazy News

Shoichi Yokoi was a soldier, conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Army in 1941 and sent to Guam shortly thereafter.

A young Marine with the M1 carbine on Guam in the Marianas, July 1944. During the Battle of Guam the US Marines lost 1,747 KIAs and 6,053 wounded. The Japanese suffered an estimated 18,000 KIAs.

[Photo] US Marine Gill A. Gideon, Jr. with M1 Carbine on Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944

Jungles of Guam.  I liked to play in a cave formerly occupied by Japanese soldiers.  One such soldier, Shoichi Yokoi, was found in 1972.  He was aware for ten years that the war was over but was fearful to reveal himself.  I was relieved when I realized "his" cave was not "my" cave!

Japanese Caves on the island of Guam are a reminder of historical events in World War 2

28 Years in the Jungle: The Shoichi Yokoi Story

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1972 - Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered in Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.

1972 - Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered in Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.

Shoichi Yokoi's Uniform

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1972 Shoichi Yokoi is discovered in Guam

On January in the jungles of Guam, local farmers discovered Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who, after 28 years of hiding, was still unaware that World War II had ended.

January 24, 1972 - Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered on Guam after he had spent 28 years hiding out in the jungle not knowing World War II had long since ended.

January 1972 - Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered on Guam after he had spent 28 years hiding out in the jungle not knowing World War II had long since ended.

The story of Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese soldier who was found in the jungles of Guam, having survived there for nearly three decades after the end of World War II, believing that the War was still being fought. I was living on he island when he was found

The story of Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese soldier who was found in the jungles of Guam, having survived there for nearly three decades after the end of World War II, believing that the War was still being fought

During this Japanese soldier's three decades of hiding in the jungles of Guam he created this loom.

Three decades hiding in the Guam jungle

During this Japanese soldier's three decades of hiding in the jungles of Guam he created this loom.

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