Super Terrific Japanese Person: Hideaki Akaiwa


?I tweeted this link yesterday, but if you didn’t see it, you need to. Read this story about Hideaki Akaiwa and why he’s the new King of All Badasses, and then come back.

You back? Good.

See, it turns out the story’s not true… well, not entirely true. It turns out that Akaiwa DIDN’T HAVE ANY SCUBA GEAR. He did it all in his wetsuit, which he had because he was a surfer. So yeah, he rescued all his wife and mother and all those people without a tank of oxygen. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s even more spectacularly badass.