MILITARY PERSONNEL

Shoichi Yokoi

1915 - 1997

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Shōichi Yokoi (横井 庄一, Yokoi Shōichi, 31 March 1915 – 22 September 1997) was a sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War, and was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945. He was discovered in the jungles of Guam on 24 January 1972, almost 28 years after U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoichi Yokoi has received more than 769,702 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Shoichi Yokoi is the 350th most popular military personnel (up from 433rd in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from Japan (up from 224th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Shoichi Yokoi ranks 350 out of 1,466. Before him are Mamai, Juan Pujol García, Vasily Sokolovsky, Bronislav Kaminski, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, and Giovanni Messe. After him are Meng Tian, Jonas Savimbi, Emilio De Bono, Xu Huang, Johannes Frießner, and Qutayba ibn Muslim.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1915, Shoichi Yokoi ranks 33Before him are Charles H. Townes, Robert A. Dahl, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Brother Roger, Bob Kane, and Robert Hofstadter. After him are Helmut Schön, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Aziz Nesin, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Chung Ju-yung, and W. Arthur Lewis. Among people deceased in 1997, Shoichi Yokoi ranks 40Before him are Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Alfred Hershey, Nikolai Tikhonov, and Chien-Shiung Wu. After him are Cornelius Castoriadis, John Denver, Dodi Fayed, John Eccles, Chaim Herzog, and Marco Ferreri.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shoichi Yokoi ranks 128 out of 5,560. Before him are Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Arata Isozaki (1931), Momofuku Ando (1910), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Emperor Nintoku (290), and Masanobu Fukuoka (1913). After him are Emperor Kōrei (-341), Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Hisataka Okamoto (1933), Zeami Motokiyo (1363), Yoichiro Nambu (1921), and Kunishige Kamamoto (1944).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Japan

Among military personnels born in Japan, Shoichi Yokoi ranks 20Before him are Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Iwane Matsui (1878), and Toyotomi Hideyori (1593). After him are Okita Sōji (1842), Honda Tadakatsu (1548), Mitsuru Ushijima (1887), Saburō Sakai (1916), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), and Tamon Yamaguchi (1892).