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Monday, 10th June 2013
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Japanese man navigates globe on foot

It may have taken him four-and-a-half years to complete, but it is none the less impressive that a Japanese man has navigated the globe on foot with just a two-wheeled cart for company.

Masahito Yoshida, ended his mammoth feat where it all began when he reached Shanghai on Sunday - June 9th - after completing some 40,000 kilometres of his incredible journey.

The achievement is all the more impressive when you take into account that Mr Yoshida suffered a heart attack on his travels.

Mr Yoshida is from Tottori in the Chugoku region of Japan and he is planning to return home on foot. He hopes to complete this last leg of his journey by August 2013.

He began his trip by walking some 16,000 km from Central Asia to Cape Roca in Portugal where he caught a flight to the east coast of America. The second leg of his tour started in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and saw him trek some 6,000 km to Vancouver, Canada.

While that would be more walking than most people would do in a lifetime, Mr Yoshida then spent eight months trekking across Australia covering some 5,000 km.

Vietnam is where he had a heart attack but that didn't deter him from reaching China.