Talk:Shoichi Yokoi

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cave[edit]

I lived in Guam for 13 years and I have heard from more than one person that the tourist attraction of Yokoi's "cave" is not the actual cave that he lived in. Can anyone confirm this?—Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.34.97.46 (talkcontribs) on 13 July 2006

I've seen GovGuam tourist maps that state that the original cave collapsed. The current "Yokoi's cave" is a reconstruction. - BanyanTree 08:06, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

The part saying he was the last hold out to surrender is wrong. the guy from the phillipines surrendered in 1974

monorail[edit]

I reverted an edit which said that the monorail was not running. In February, I saw/heard it running. It looked to be a 10-15 HP lawn mower engine strapped to a wagon mounted on a rail. Technically, I suppose "monorail" is the correct term; but, the walking distance is only about 3 minutes through the woods from end to end of the line. Neier 21:12, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

As of Dec 2006, the monorail was inactive and in disrepair (one of the cars had literally fallen off the track halfway down, and the other was broken down), and the train looked like it hadn't moved in years. I agree that "Monorail" is a bit of an overstatement. I had removed the original "(very rundown)" adjective, which is true, but inappropriate for an article. Talafofo Falls Resort Park really deserves its own entry, as the brochure is a little more than misleading about the place and there's little other information around.Groverva 12:18, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

quote[edit]

Is the quote accurate? When I go to the Japanese Wikipedia page, it says "hazukashii nagara kaitte mairimashita," which to my mind more accurately translates as "I have returned home ashamed." The "alive" part makes it seem more dramatic, but isn't really what he said, to my mind. jrhoadley 11:30, 16 January 2010

This is exactly my concern. If the word "alive" was added by the writer to maintain context, then the word should be enclosed in square brackets []. In the article, the source document that provides the quote clearly does not include "alive". I attempted to change this as a non-member of Wikipedia, but the change was deleted the next day. As a matter of fact, the verb kaitte has two meanings. One means "to return", and the other means "to return from war", according to my Japanese friends. As I tried to translate this from the romanji text, I did not have the kanji text and was unable to differentiate. That is not important though. The importance is that a quote has been attributed incorrectly and should be corrected. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.6.166.135 (talk) 22:54, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Rank?[edit]

This page says he was a sergeant, but the Japanese holdout wikipage calls him a corporal. Which is it? Arrivisto (talk) 15:16, 21 July 2013 (UTC)