Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island

Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island
Japanese man to kayak from Taiwan to Japanese island

Kyodo) _ A young Japanese man embarked on a sea kayak adventure from Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday, planning to make his own history by paddling across the 300 kilometers of sea to his home on Ishigaki Island in Japan’s southwestern island prefecture of Okinawa.

Traveling with his 5.5-meter-long kayak fully loaded with food and drinking water, Yahata will brave the Black Current, the biggest challenge during the journey, paddle northward along Yonaguni Island and then Iriomote and arrive at his destination Thursday.

“I think I shall be able to survive the Kuroshio,” Yahata said. “It is fun to travel freely on the ocean, but you have to depend all on your own while on the sea.”