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Junko was born in Miharu, Fukushima, Japan back in 1939. Sorry again but I have no information about her parents or early childhood including her education. What I can tell you of course is the rest of the story, so let’s get to it shall we.

From 1958-1962 she studied English Literature and education at Showa Women’s University. After graduation, she formed an organization in 1969 and as they say the rest is history. In 2000, she completed postgraduate studies at Kyushu University focusing on environmental degradation. In 2012, she was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2016.

Now for the rest of the story. Junko Tabei was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend all Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent. Not too shabby for as a child she was described as a frail, weak child. So, what is your excuse? Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Between Barbara Todaro and Junko, I have no excuse! Enjoy your day!

May 21, 2017 04:31 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray had to LOL at Wayne Martin ...  and I'll keep my body in the gym rather than climbing mountains.... but I'm surely impressed with Junko....

May 21, 2017 04:44 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Quite the accomplishments, James.  And, also a very unusual name.

May 21, 2017 05:16 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

It was what she desired.

Not something that interests me in doing; I have other mountains to climb!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 21, 2017 05:38 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just goes to show us that no mountain is to high to make it to the top.

May 21, 2017 06:22 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Certainly one incredible and strong woman. Good one.

May 21, 2017 06:22 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Happy Sunday James- fear of heights would hold me back!  But yes, we can't make excuses for what we're not willing to try. 

May 21, 2017 07:50 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't like snow so this would not be for me but I can't think of another chlannege where I would want to do this.

May 21, 2017 11:08 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

May 21, 2017 11:46 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow I had no idea, and I loved Wayne Martin 's  comment.  I am still laughing.  A

May 21, 2017 11:49 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow!  She has been places that most people will never even try to get to.  I hope your day is going well my friend!

May 21, 2017 12:31 PM #11
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello James and what an amazing lady Junko was, wow 

May 21, 2017 08:28 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, James. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 22, 2017 04:12 AM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

Thanks for pointing out that we can do anything we set our mind on.

May 22, 2017 01:13 PM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That was a big accomplishment for Junko Tabei to be the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2017 08:01 PM #15
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