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 ...

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

Jun 16, 2013

Sand, sea and stars on idyllic Akajima


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 ...