Masabumi Hosono was the only Japanese passenger on the Titanic. Fortunately, he was rescued when the ship sank, but when he returned home he was portrayed as a coward by the media and other public authorities. He was accused of being a disgrace to the country for not sacrificing his life to save the lives of others.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was working in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb hit the city. After he had driven home to Nagasaki despite severe injuries, the second bomb hit. Despite the heavy radiation, the man lived a long life before dying at the age of 93.