Yuichiro Miura: The Man Who Scaled Mount Everest at Age 70

Yuichiro Miura (三浦 雄一郎), a famed professional skier and alpinist, scaled Mount Everest at the age 70 years and 222 days in 2003, which set the world record as being the oldest climber in the history of the Everest ascents then.

Being on top of Mt. Everest had been his dream-come-true. He said, “No matter how old you are, you can sill hold on to your dreams. You have to continue to make an effort to turn your dreams into reality. I learned that if you keep heart and take one small step after another, you can stand on top of the world.” Read More »

Tamae Watanabe: The Oldest Woman to Reach the Summit of Everest

On May 16, 2002, Tamae Watanabe, at the age of 63 years and 176 days, reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world (8848m). The news of this feat by the world’s oldest woman alpinist immediately spread across the world. Read More »

Minoru Saito 斉藤実

Minoru Saito (斉藤 ) completed a non-stop solo circumnavigation of the world by sail, becoming the oldest challenger at the age of 71.
In 2006 Saito was the first Asian to receive the Blue Water Medal, the greatest honor among amateur yachtsmen.
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Eiji Sawamura

Eiji Sawamura was a pitcher for the Tokyo Giants. In 1934, a Major League selection team visited Japan, and Sawamura took the mound in the 8th game.
Although he left the mound at the 8th inning and became the losing pitcher, he pitched well with 5 hits, 1 point lost and 9 strikeouts, and became famous by the name of “schoolboy Sawamura”. Read More »