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The expedition crosses the Tsugaru Strait between the main two islands of Japan. The Sea of Japan tests the crew’s nerves and Japanese locals continue to come to the aid of the crew.
The men explore the remote coast of Hokkaido Island arriving in their final Japanese port, Wakkanai. Only the Straits of La Perouse separate the men from entering the Russian Federation.
The men are processed by Russian border services. Russian authorities stop the expedition from continuing through the Kuril Islands. The expeditions Russian liaison, Gleb Kraveg joins the crew.
Forced to find another route to Petropavlovsk, the men have arrived by cargo plane with their Jet Skis. Without finding a fuel support boat the team will not be able to continue any further.