Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fact of the Day: Titanic Coward

Masabumi Hosono was the only Japanese passenger on the Titanic when the ship sunk. He survived, and returned to Japan where he was called a coward by the newspapers for not going down with the ship. It apparently had nothing to do with a Samurai-like code of honor, but the fact that he ignored the concept of women and children first. 162 women and children went down with the Titanic on its maiden voyage. 

18 comments:

Margaret D said...

I didn't know that fact before. I wonder how many lives would have been saved if he didn't ignore.

Unknown said...

that guy is kinda kreeper lookin

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Bob Bushell said...

It wasn't his fault that the ship went down.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Ironically some women along with their children chose to stay. Some were too important and ignored the warning - thinking it couldn't be possible. How sad for this man.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, I bet it wasn't easy for him after that.

Pat Hatt said...

Well he took the term every man for himself to heart

DEZMOND said...

poor Masaburni!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ok.. So interesting as alway.. Cheers...

Pilar Domínguez said...

Many people forget honor when their lives are involved. Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

So much for a Samurai-like code of honor. But I believe other men disguised themselves as women and planted themselves in lifeboats.

Stephanie Faris said...

Oh wow. Well, at least he received backlash for it. He wasn't the only one who jumped ahead of women and children, I'm guessing, but he was probably the only one who received reputation damage from it.

Al Penwasser said...

I did not know this. Good that he got a lot of flack for doing what a lot of other cowards did!

Mary Kirkland said...

And I'm sure it wasn't a good time to be known as a coward back then in Japan.

Anna-Alina said...

Interesting fact!
I think it was hard to be known as a coward. But I understand him!

Christine said...

interesting fact!

Theresa Mahoney said...

So, he's the George Costanza of the Titanic era?

bj said...

Not wanting to judge him...none of us knows what we would do in a situation such as that. We THINK we do....but.......

FilipBlog said...

At moments when your life is at risk, all rules are trown overboard. The human instinct to survive takes the lead.

Greetings,
Filip