Dr Jarat Chopra stands in front of an image of Hideo Shikata on a horse, as well as a group photo of villagers from Maizuru. Photo: Julian Ryan

Reunited, by a long shot: Japanese soldier’s photo album returns to family, 74 years after his death

  • After Hideo Shikata died in the Philippines in 1945, his picture album found its way to the US, where it was picked up by collector Jarat Chopra
  • Decades of setbacks later, Chopra has finally found Shikata’s siblings, thanks to some sleuthing by a US group which reunites war items with their owners’ kin
Topic |   Japan

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Dr Jarat Chopra stands in front of an image of Hideo Shikata on a horse, as well as a group photo of villagers from Maizuru. Photo: Julian Ryan
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