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Japanese bureaucrat overflies the Pacific riding the 'Milky Way 2'

Tokyo, Japan - He intends doing it on board of a hot-air balloon

Michio Kanda, 54 years old, a high official for a Japanese local government unit, decided to fulfill his dream and, following Richard Branson steps, boarded yesterday an air balloon called the 'Milky Way 2', with the intention to fly over the Pacific Ocean. The bureaucrat, joined in this brave adventure by Naoki Ishikawa, a 26 years old student, left from a dried river's bed 100 km North of Tokyo...

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