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Japanese Man to Travel 'Around-the-Globe' on Electric Scooter.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that 42-year-old Japanese man Kanichi Fujiwara has announced plans to conduct an "around-the-globe" trip on a battery-powered Yamaha Passol scooter in an effort to draw attention to environmental concerns.

According to AFP, Fujiwara's planned trip, which is scheduled to commence March 19 from Japan, is expected to log more than 25,000 miles through 33 countries, ending in Southeast Asia at the end of 2006.

"I hope this trip will make people think about the natural environment," said Fujiwara to AFP.

AFP noted that Yamaha has pledged both financial and mechanical assistance to Fujiwara.

(AFP: 3/1)
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