A Japanese sailor, who was reported killed in action in 1945, has turned up alive and well and married in the Philippines.
GV & SV Japanese sailor seated at table (2 shots)
CU Twin brother PAN TO sailor
SV & CU Sailor looks at family photographs (5 shots)
SV PAN Sailor poses for photographs
Initials BB/2140 TH/BOB/BB/2155
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Background: A Japanese sailor, who was reported killed in action in 1945, has turned up alive and well and married in the Philippines. He is Ryoji Miki, who came out of hiding in the southernmost island of Mindanao, after marrying a Filipino girl and fathering fourteen children.
He originally fled in to the jungle when American troops surrounded his naval unit. He succeeded in settling down to farm life with a local tribe and got married.
Despite the official reports, Miki's twin brother refused to give him up for Post. And after a long search, the two brothers were reunited this month. Nevertheless, Miki intends to stay in the Philippines.