73-year-old man completes 30-km swim from Honshu to Hokkaido

National Sep 7, 2016

73-year-old man completes 30-km swim from Honshu to Hokkaido

A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim Wednesday between Honshu and Hokkaido, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat. Toshio Tominaga, of Hiroshima, reached the town of Fukushima in Hokkaido at around 3:30 p.m. after departing from the Tsugaru Peninsula around 5:30 ...

General Dec 9, 2007

Japan's love affair with Oma's tuna

by Hillel Wright

On Jan. 5, 2001, a 202-kg Pacific bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market auction for $173,000 ($860 per kilogram), making it the most expensive single fish transaction ever recorded. That Pacific bluefin tuna, known as hon maguro (true tuna) or kuro maguro (black ...