This Japanese soldier spent 28 years hiding in the jungle22.7k views
The amazing story of Shoichi Yokoi who spent 28 years hiding in the jungle.
January 24, 1972: Local farmers discover Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army, who, unaware that World War II had ended, spent almost 28 years hiding in the jungles of Guam. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945. Why did it take so long to find him, and how did he settle back into life in modern Japan? Here we take a look back at the amazing story of Shoichi Yokoi...