Just a short excerpt from a fascinating article at Edit International:
Takeo Yoshikawa was World War Two's most famous Super Spy - so successful it ruined his life forever.
For years thousands of Americans who didn't know his name cursed him. Many Japanese hated him for getting their nation involved in a lost war. Some even blamed him for the atomic bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Yoshikawa, one of the most successful spies in recorded history, has received no awards,, no honors, not even a pension from the Japanese government he served so well. When I met him he had no job and lived as a down-and-out on the island of Shikoku south of Tokyo.
The famed spy died several years ago in a nursing home in Tokyo, alone and without honors except for his old wife Etsuko who had supported him for years by selling insurance.
Even though my Dad still walks around with a limp he received from a Japanese bullet in 1944, the only time I ever remember him cursing the Japanese was when Walter Cronkite interviewed Yoshikawa in 1961 for his show The Twentieth Century and he muttered "Damn Jap" under his breath. Just that once.