Rikuto Tamai becomes Japan's youngest indoor diving champion

More Sports Apr 21, 2019

Rikuto Tamai becomes Japan's youngest indoor diving champion

Although it will not earn him a berth at the world championships, 12-year-old Rikuto Tamai announced his name as one to watch on Sunday after winning Japan's indoor diving championship. The 143-cm Tamai, a first-year junior high school student, won with 474.25 points at Tokyo ...

More Sports Feb 23, 2016

Diver Sakai books ticket to Rio

Sho Sakai secured an Olympic berth for the first time in his career when he finished among the top 16 in the men's 10-meter springboard at a World Cup meet on Monday. Sakai, 23, scored 379.25 points to place 16th in the semifinals at Maria ...

National Mar 17, 2014

Body off Java may be missing diver's

A body in a diving suit has been found just off the coast of Java, the Japanese Consulate General in Surabaya on Indonesia's main island of Java said, citing information from authorities. The gender and nationality of the body had yet to be confirmed, the ...

Sand, sea and stars on idyllic Akajima

Travel Jun 16, 2013

Sand, sea and stars on idyllic Akajima

by Hillel Wright

Back in 1972 when I first lived on Denman Island in the Georgia Strait of British Columbia between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, I was one of about 300 residents. By the time I left 25 years later for Japan, its population had just topped ...