Norio Suzuki was born in Chiba, Japan back in 1949. He studied economics at Hosei University, however he dropped out and decided to explore the world. His adventures included Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He had heard about a Japanese soldier on the island in the Philippines who was considered alive but would not surrender.
His quest was to find that solder, a panda bear and the Abominable Snowman, so off he set to achieve those goals. Of course, the panda was the easiest to find. He claimed to have spotted a yeti from a distance in 1975 in the Dhaulagiri range of the Himalayas. While searching for it again in 1986 he died in an avalanche. His remains were discovered a year later and returned to his family for proper burial.
But for what he did in 1974, will of course forever place him in the history books. That year he found Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda on the Lubang Island of the Philippines. Onoda was the lone survivor. What finally convinced Onoda to surrender you may ask? Norio travelled back to Japan where he found Onoda’s former Commander. He took the Commander to Onoda where he Commander informed Onoda he was officially relieved of his duties.
Until tomorrow I bid you a lot of smiles, and a laugh or two to boot