Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Japanese soldier shows up 60 years after war

An Imperial Japanese Army soldier who vanished in what is now Russia's Far East after World War II has been found living in Ukraine, officials said Monday.

Ishinosuke Uwano, 83, was officially listed as dead in 2000. He is due to return to his native Hirono, Iwate Prefecture, on Wednesday for a visit through April 28 to meet with relatives and others.

Officials said Uwano married a Ukrainian woman. He lived in Sakhalin after the war and was last confirmed alive in 1958.
I'm not sure what that final paragraph means. He was confirmed alive in 1958. By whom?

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