By Elaine Kurtenbach
TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91.
Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga expressed his condolences, praising Onoda for his strong will to live and indomitable spirit. Read the full story