• Kyodo


Tokio Tobita, a former sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army who spent 10 years in prison for war crimes, met one of his American guards on Thursday in an emotional reunion made possible by an exhibition of war prison art.

“I’m speechless. The only thing I can say is I’m really moved,” Tobita said after his reunion with Buck Langdon, a former U.S. soldier who served as a guard at Tokyo’s Sugamo Prison.

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