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Okinawan War Veteran Publishes Autobiography

Date Posted: 2000-01-15

Higa Akira, a 75 year old Ie island native, published his autobiography, which is centered on the accounts of the Second World War. His book, titled “Black Waves_, is the written version of his already renown testimony involving the creative escape from the war torn island of Ie. The awesome display of survival began when he had set out to build a raft during the obscure night hours. Then, the true adventure and victory came when he miraculously dodged battleships and aggressive waves to find himself docked at a port of the main island. His book tours mainly routed schools and small community functions. Higa observed that this modest publicity is due to the focus on students and local youths, who are the most vulnerable in war.

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