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This section contains notes of the book Private Yokoi's War and Life on Guam, 1944-1972: the Story of the Japanese Imperial Army's Longest WWII Survivor in the Field and Later Life. The book is about the life and strange, surprising adventures of Shō -ïchi Yokoi, a tailor. He was drafted into the Japanese Army in 1938 and was found alive and on his own in 1972 on Guam, a small United States (US) colony in the Pacific. It was nearly twenty-eight years after the US recaptured the island in 1944. He married ten months after his return to Japan, ran for a seat in Japan's Upper House in the 1974 elections, and died in 1997 at the age of eighty-two.

Keywords: Japanese imperial army; Sho -ïchi Yokoi; United States (US)



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