Tag: Japan

Marathoning With Masayuki Moriya

Marathoning With Masayuki Moriya Courtesy of WOWSA and Ocean Navi, Tsugaru Channel and Sado Channel, Japan. Since 2008, Masayuki Moriya has been training, preparing, planning, escorting, documenting and observing channel swims in the Tsugaru Channel (between Honshu and Hokkaido) and nearby Sado Channel (between Sado Island and the Honshu mainland) in

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Swimming Benefits Society As It Ages

Swimming Benefits Society As It Ages Graph courtesy of CNN. "The unprecedented demographic trends currently underway in Japan are one clear indicator how important swimming can be for the overall health and wellness of every society and country," says Steven Munatones. "The benefits of swimming are so evident in one's youth and middle-age, but the

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A Channel Swim Not Done In 830 Years

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1185, a famous battle was fought in Kanmon Straits, a narrow waterway that separates the main island of Honshu with the southern island of Kyushu in Japan. Two major samurai clans battled fiercely across the 700m strait with their warriors entering the water. The Japanese samurai practiced suijutsu

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Cool Places To Swim: Gunkanjima

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During our aquatic travels around the world, we have occasionally hired a local mariner to boat us over to an uninhabited offshore island and played Robinson Crusoe for a few hours. We usually spent as long swimming in the water around the uninhabited islands as we did walking around and exploring its land

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Cave Dwelling In The Open Water

Video courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi. Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi organizes all kinds of swims and ocean expeditions around Japan and the western Pacific Ocean. Some are competitions, some are solo channel swims, some are relays, some are sea expeditions. One of his recent sea expeditions was to Dogashima (西伊豆堂ヶ島) along the western coast of

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