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Key point: Onoda took seriously his duty to the Emperor and Imperial Japan. He was eventually captured and struggled to fit into modern Japan.
The Japanese empire was a fine place for young Hiro Onoda. In 1939, at age 17, he hired on with a lacquerware company that posted him to Hankow (Wuhan) in Japanese-occupied China. There, he visited suppliers by day and danced the night away with obliging Chinese women.
His idyllic world, along with that...
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