Masabumi Hosono, the only Japanese passenger on the Titanic, stood on the Boat-Deck, torn between the fear of shame & the instinct for survival. There were 2 spots open in Lifeboat #10. Hosono hesitated, but when he saw a man next to him jump in, he swallowed his fear & followed. Hosono's decision saved his life - yet it brought him decades of shame in Japan. He was branded a coward, fired from his job & spent the rest of his days embittered. He died in 1938, a broken man.
Ruth Becker attended school in Ohio, after which she taught school. Like most survivors, she refused to talk about the sinking & her own children, when young, did not know that she had been on the Titanic. It was only after her retirement, that she began speaking about it, granting interviews & attending conventions of the 'Titanic Historical Society'. In March of 1990, she made her first sea voyage since 1912 - a cruise to Mexico. She passed away later that year at the age of 90.