Masatoshi Kuwahara

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Kiwi captain's Otaru canal tours are popular with visitors

National Jun 14, 2016

Kiwi captain's Otaru canal tours are popular with visitors

Tours led by 35-year-old New Zealander Brad McIvor along the Otaru Canal are one of the Hokkaido port city's most popular tourist attractions. Of the seven skippers working for Otaru Canal Cruise, McIvor is the only foreign national. The tours take about 80,000 visitors each ...

Ex-soldier recalls Guadalcanal as 'island of death'

National / History May 26, 2015

Ex-soldier recalls Guadalcanal as 'island of death'

Sadao Suzuki could not hold back tears of relief when he finally got off Guadalcanal in February 1943 in the midst of the Pacific War, having fled into the island's jungles for six months and eaten whatever he could find. Guadalcanal was an "island of ...