A friend pointed this out to me today, and though it is somewhat off-topic, I was so shocked at the stupidity, I feel that the alarm must be raised!
Go to Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps
select 'Get directions'
A. Annapolis, MD (home of CLC)
B. Tokyo, Japan
take note of steps 26 and 40.
Now unless you are an utterly deranged suicidal lunatic, you would obviously want to drive to Anchorage, Alaska. From there, kayak along the chain of Aleutian Islands crossing to Kamchatka. Then passing down the Kuril islands to Hokkaido and on to Tokyo. Though another option would be to drive to Fairbanks. Kayak down the Yukon river to the Bering Sea. Then paddle north and cross the Bering Strait to the Chukchi peninsula, and down through Kamchatka, Kurils to Hokkaido and then Tokyo from there.
The exposed crossings of the Pacific Ocean given in the Google directions are completely impractical and borderline dangerous!