Tag - diving



The United Kingdom's Tom Daley takes part in an interview after winning the men's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo in May 2021.
May 7, 2024
British diver Daley to compete at record fifth Games
The 29-year-old is set to defend his gold medal in the men's 10m synchronized platform event.
Kurara Okuno first encountered mermaiding in 2020, not long before she jumped into the deep end of the aquatic subculture.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 19, 2023
Move over Ariel: Meet Japan’s professional merpeople
While mermaiding is still a niche activity in Japan, it is possible to slip on a tail and dive in.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2023
Seven missing divers safe off Okinawa after coast guard rescue
At around 11:50 a.m., a diving boat instructor reported that seven divers were missing on the north side of a coral reef.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 13, 2023
Traditional ama fishing in Mie in danger as diver numbers plunge
The method is practiced primarily by women and is characterized by skin-diving and a hand-catching method that prevents overfishing.
Japan Times
May 2, 2021
Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event under close supervision
The diving World Cup began Saturday with some athletes already chafing under COVID-19 countermeasures that will see wider use at the upcoming Summer Olympics.
Japan Times
May 1, 2021
Divers facing myriad challenges in final Olympic qualifier
As divers get a taste of competition during the coronavirus crisis, they will have to put aside the pandemic-related distractions that have affected their training and routines.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2021
Tokyo Olympic qualifiers for diving and artistic swimming likely to go ahead in Japan in May
Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying events in diving and artistic swimming look likely to go ahead in Japan next month after being threatened with cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2021
FINA mulling cancellation of Olympic diving qualifier in Tokyo: source
Swimming's world governing body FINA is facing the possible cancellation of the Diving World Cup, which serves as a qualification competition for the Tokyo Olympics, due to coronavirus concerns, a source close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2020
Thirteen-year-old diver Rikuto Tamai advances to final Olympic qualifier
Rikuto Tamai, Japan's 13-year-old men's national diving champion, overcame his nerves on Sunday and earned a spot in April's Diving World Cup, the final qualifying event for this summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 20, 2020
Young female divers help keep tradition alive
As Japan's ama (female divers) numbers dwindle, younger divers strive to find ways to pass down the culture.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2019
Newly minted teenager Tamai becomes Japan's youngest national diving champion
First-year junior high school student Rikuto Tamai became Japan's youngest national diving champion on Monday, the final day of the national championships.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2019
Atsuko Kuwana: Jumping in at the deep end
Disability, Kuwana says, is no barrier to achieving goals in life
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2019
Divers become first Japanese to qualify for Tokyo 2020
Men's synchronized divers Ken Terauchi and Sho Sakai on Saturday became the first Japanese to qualify for next year's Tokyo Olympics in any sport.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 25, 2019
Ice diving in Hokkaido: All adrift beneath a frozen sea
Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula is a treasure trove of forests, wild animals and birds. But from early February to early March it is the home of ice diving, scuba diving beneath the drift ice that blows south from the Sea of Okhotsk.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2018
Can dolphins teach humans how to come up for air?
A look at new dolphin research may help Japanese pearl and seafood divers and other free divers learn more about countering decompression sickness.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2018
Rescuers weigh 'alternative' routes to save 13 trapped in Thai cave
Rescuers in Thailand are trying to find alternative ways to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a cave complex for 13 days, as teams brace for heavy rain which could further delay the operation.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 19, 2018
The Shima Peninsula, where life is built on oysters and seafood
Shima Peninsula may be most famous for pearls, but the true treasure is its bountiful natural environment and a plateful of fresh oysters.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 18, 2018
Scuba diving in Japan: Beneath the sea, a paradise of color and life
A carpet of sand stretches into the distance below me. As clear and still as the water, the light seems muted, creating a peaceful, subdued scene.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2018
Minami Itahashi collects two bronze medals at FINA Diving World Series event
Minami Itahashi earned a pair of bronze medals on Friday, the second day of a FINA Diving World Series event.


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