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Former Japanese soldier returns to Guam

Former Japanese soldier returns to Guam

by December 13, 2016 World News


Kiichi Kobayashi has always enjoyed Guam’s weather.

The Japanese elder has returned to Guam at least six times in the last 50 years because he loves the warmth of the islands. Through a translator, Kobayashi explained that he hails from Nagano prefecture, and it’s very cold there.

“Guam’s weather is perfect,” he said, smiling. At 93 years old, the World War II veteran is still lively and spirited, and he walked up a fairly steep hill unassisted. It was easy to see signs of the man who wanted to fight for his country, the man who joined the Japanese military at age 17. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.


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