The story of Hiroo Onoda and Norio Suzuki .

Well the story begins with Hiroo Onodo.
A Japanese  Army Intelligence officer who fought in world war II. 
On 23 December 1944 he was sent to Lubang Island  in the Philippines with orders which stated that under no conditions he should surrender or take his own life.
But after few months The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 which  ended the World War II as Japanese surrenders.The Philippines forces distributed leaflet announcing that Japan has surrender in Oct 1945,However he and his companion distrusted the leaflet thinking that it was a allied propaganda.As they continue to carry out guerrilla  activities and shootouts with the forces .In 1952 letters and family pictures were dropped from aircraft  urging them to surrender,but they concluded that it was a trick. In 1972 his companion Kozuka was killed by local police. Onoda was now alone. After 2 years  On Feb 20,1974 , Onoda met a Japanese man Norio Suzuki and then after orders from his senior was relived from his duty after 30 years.He was then a popular person in Japan.
(He also released an autobiography, No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War, shortly after his return, detailing his life as a guerrilla fighter in a war that was long over)
Norio Suzuki?
He was a Japanese explorer and adventurer. He studied economics but then dropped out and decided to explore the world. Four year he wander Asia, Africa  and Middle east and then returned to Japan in 1972. As in 1972  Japanese Media reported Kozuka was killed and his body then was surrender to Japan and after that there where many search efforts to find  Hiroo Onodo which ended in a failure.
Norio Suzuki then decided to search for the officer.
He expressed his decision in this way: He wanted to search for "Lieutenant Onoda, a panda, and the Abominable Snowman(Yeti), in that order".This was kind of crazy life goals of  Norio Suzuki .
Suzuki found Onoda after four days of searching and later they both become friends.
After finding Onoda, Suzuki quickly found a wild panda, and claimed to have spotted a yeti from a distance by July 1975, hiking in the Dhaulagiri range of the Himalayas. He married in 1976 but did not give up his quest.
Suzuki died in November 1986 in an avalanche while searching for the yeti. His remains were discovered a year later and returned to his family.
Hope you like the story of these two devoted people.
There were people earlier having such dedication towards there goals nowadays we hardly find such thing. It is always good to have a goal set in your mind may it be anything but you must work on it everyday. It will always pay you back with high intensity.

Saurabh Joshi


  1. There has to be a book about this, I refuse to believe no one has made a book on this story yet

    1. A great movie can be made out of this real story


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