82-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki was the sole resident of a tropical island located at the southern tip of Okinawa, Japan. He would rather obey the demands of nature than of another person, which is what led him to escape civilization and live on Sotobanari Island. Vice went to find out exactly what kind of lifestyle he was leading, and why he had choosen not to wear clothes and not eat fish or meat despite the limited food choices he had.
“It hadn’t really occurred to me before how important it is to choose the place of your death, like whether it’s in a hospital or at home with family by your side. But to die here, surrounded by nature – you just can’t beat it, can you?”
Sadly, last May the Japanese authorities captured and forced Nagasaki, (Too weak to fight back), to go to a hospital and a government owned house with no hope of returning to his island. Shame on the authorities .