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Kihachi Okamoto (1923–2005)

Okamoto belonged to what one colleague called "the generation where most of them got killed": the leagues of university graduates who were drafted into and sacrificed to the last years of Japan's war in the South Pacific. Okamoto was drafted during the very worst of it, in 1943, but almost alone among his colleagues managed to survive. The ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Kawasaki, Japan

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