On May 12 (Wednesday), the Commissioner of the Tourism Agency, Hiroshi Mizohata, interviewed the free diver Ryuzo Shinomiya. Japan can be proud of Mr. Shinomiya for holding an Asian record, and as well as giving encouragement to him to do his best on the world's highest stage, Commissioner Mizohata also made an agreement with him to endeavor to communicate the attractions of the sea of Okinawa, one of the most beautiful seas in the world and one of the most valuable tourism resources throughout the world.
Ryuzo Shinomiya has been playing an active role as the only professional free diver in Japan. In 2008, he was the first Asian to exceed a depth of 100 meters at Baham Verticla Blue, and in 2009, he matched the record of Jacques Mayol, the first man to achieve skin diving beyond 100 meters, reaching 105 meters. At this moment in time, he holds an Asian record of 115 meters (fourth place in the world), certainly enough to for
In addition to his rigorous sporting activities, he also has been carrying out educational activities in
Player Ryuzo Shinomiya talked to us as follows.
Free diving is a sport where people compete to see how deep they can dive with one breath, completely free from tank and breathing equipment. In Europe, centering on
From June 30 to July 10 this year, the AIDA Free Diving World Championship 2010 Okinawa was held as an international free diving championship in
The Tourism Agency supports player Ryuzo Shinomiya’s strivings.
We ask you all pay attention to the fine showings by player Ryuzo Shinomiya by all means.