On 3 May 2016, Kaname Harada died. He was 99 years old.
He's believed to have been the last surviving Japanese pilot who had
participated in the raid on Pearl Harbor.
According to another source, Harada revisited Pearl Harbor in 1991,
when the USA invited--a spirit of reconciliation--a few Japanese veterans
to attend the 50th anniversary remembrance of the raid on Pearl Harbor.
Reportedly, Harada was shocked to discover that Japan had *not* declared
war before attacking Pearl Harbor. During the war, he apparently had
been told or assumed that Japan had declared war before attacking
Pearl Harbor, and he never had questioned it since. This realization
moved Harada to become an anti-war activist in Japan, making public
criticisms of its right-wing government's apparently increasing militarism.
I would add that Harada was no stranger to the horrors of war *before* Pearl Harbor.
"While in China he [Harada] witnessed Japanese military personnel indiscriminately
killing Chinese civilians in the mistaken belief that they were soldiers in disguise."
My point is that even when was 75 years old, Kaname Harada was able to change his views
and find the courage to take a controversial, if not unpopular, public position in his society.