Nobody fit enough for Miura award


The government is struggling to find someone worthy of the Yuichiro Miura award, named after the oldest person in the world to have climbed Mount Everest.

The award was established a year ago as Japan celebrated Miura’s achievement at the impressive age of 80.

The prize honors adventurers who have encouraged and moved people in Japan with a great achievement, challenging the limits of human endurance in the wild.

“We haven’t seen a candidate who meets the objective,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

A government official said daredevils do not qualify.