Volcanic alert level for Mount Aso is lowered

Dec 21, 2016

Volcanic alert level for Mount Aso is lowered

The Meteorological Agency has lowered its alert level for Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, citing diminished volcanic activity following its explosive eruption in October. With no major eruptions observed since then, the Meteorological Agency on Tuesday lowered the alert level for the 1,592-meter peak ...

Sep 9, 2016

JFA makes ¥30 million donation to quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday donated over ¥30 million ($295,000) to Kumamoto Prefecture after it has been struck by two massive earthquakes in April, leaving about 50 dead. Money from the JFA has been presented, along with donations from the Japan national team ...

A landscape of life and death in Kyushu

May 14, 2016

A landscape of life and death in Kyushu

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Despite my short stature, I have to bend nearly in half to enter the underground chamber of reconstructed fifth-century tomb in the Kumamoto Prefecture Decorative Tumulus Museum. The entire tomb is modeled after an actual mound in the nearby city of Yamaga, and inside ...

May 14, 2016

Strong quakes still possible in Kumamoto, research panel says

Residents of Kumamoto Prefecture and nearby areas should keep their guard up because strong aftershocks of the deadly earthquakes in mid-April may still occur, a government panel said Friday. An aftershock of around lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, which goes up ...