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At random: The first Japanese prisoner of war captured by the Americans was Kazuo Sakamaki, an ensign in the Imperial Japanese Navy. He was captured on the morning of December 7, 1941. Sakamaki had set an explosive charge to destroy his disabled submarine, which had been trapped on Waimanalo Beach. When the explosives failed to go off, he swam to the bottom of the submarine to investigate the cause of the failure and became unconscious due to a lack of oxygen. Sakamaki was found by a Hawaiian soldier, David Akui, and was taken into military custody. When he awoke, he found himself in a hospital under American armed guard. After the war he returned to Japan and found work with the Toyota Motor Corporation before retiring in 1987. Sakamaki died on November 29, 1999, aged 81.

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Posted 2017-09-05 3:30 PM (#84956)
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Location: Houston, TX (Best state in the US)
Subject: Irma

Houston is a long drive from the east coast but I can put up to 4 people if need be.....I'm not a bad one has died from it, anyway....I'll share my liquor cabinet except for my single malts!  I love dogs and cats but don't know that we are prepared for them.

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