|Birth Day:||January 18, 1918|
|Death Date:||1 April 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 85)|
|Birth Place:||Japan, Japan|
As per our current Database, Mutsuhiro Watanabe died on 1 April 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 85).
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In 1945, General Douglas MacArthur included Watanabe as number 23 on his list of the 40 most wanted war criminals in Japan.
Accounts of Watanabe's abusive behavior are given in Laura Hillenbrand's book about Zamperini titled Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010). Watanabe also appears in Dr. Alfred A. Weinstein's memoir, Barbed Wire Surgeon, published in 1948.
However, Watanabe went into hiding and was never prosecuted. In 1952, all charges were dropped. In 1956, the Japanese literary magazine Bungeishunjū published an interview with Watanabe titled "I do not want to be judged by America." He later became an insurance salesman, and grew wealthy.
In 2014, Japanese musician Miyavi played Watanabe in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, the film adaptation of Hillenbrand's book. David Sakurai portrays Watanabe in Harold Cronk's Unbroken: Path to Redemption, a "spiritual successor" to Jolie's film, released in 2018.
Currently, Mutsuhiro Watanabe is 105 years, 2 months and 12 days old. Mutsuhiro Watanabe will celebrate 106th birthday on a Thursday 18th of January 2024.
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