Yoichi Hatta

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Yoichi Hatta
Wusanto Reservoir
Yoichi Hatta's statue and tomb with his wife Toyoki, locate in Wushanto Reservoir, Tainan city, Taiwan.

Yoichi Hatta (八田 與一, Hatta Yoichi, February 21, 1886 – May 8, 1942) was a Japanese engineer, known for his contributions in hydraulic engineering in the Japanese-ruled Taiwan. Hatta was born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. After graduating from Tokyo Imperial University in 1910, he joined the Seat of Governor-General of Taiwan, served as a technician of the government. He was the designer of Chianan Canal and Wusanto Reservoir.

He was killed onboard the transport ship Taiyō Maru, when it was torpedoed and sunk on May 8, 1942 by US submarine Grenadier.

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