Mar 24, 2013

Ski legend Miura, 80, in bid to best Everest age record

Adventurer and skiing legend Yuichiro Miura, 80, vowed Friday to give his all to reach the summit of Mount Everest and become the oldest person ever to conquer the world’s highest peak. “I would like to work hard to my limit,” Miura, who in ...

The hills of Kotsubo hide the tombs of fallen samurai

Oct 16, 2011

The hills of Kotsubo hide the tombs of fallen samurai

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No matter how warm and sunny the day, there’s always a chill in Mandarado Yagura, a samurai graveyard in Kotsubo, right at the boundary between Kamakura and Zushi in Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Yokohama. In this secreted locale little more than an hour ...