JAPAN: East Wins

The round-the-world-race-in-opposite-directions by two Japanese, conducted by the Tokio news organ Jiji Shimpo, was won, last week, by Eastward Racer Toichiro Araka, who circled the globe in 36 days, with all expenses paid, to win a prize of $1500.

The globe girdling record for all time is held by Girdlers Edward S. Evans & Lint on Wells, whose time was 28 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes, and 5 seconds. The Japanese racers were not attempting to break this record but merely to demonstrate how rapidly anyone may circle the globe, "using only...

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