Jun 19, 2015

Mount Shindake erupts for second consecutive day off Kagoshima

Mount Shindake erupted Friday for the second day in a row, the Meteorological Agency said. The volcano on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture ejected a plume of smoke about 200 meters above the vent at around 9:43 a.m., the agency said. The island was ...

Jun 2, 2015

Rainy season in southwestern Japan arouses volcanic mud flow fears

The rainy season has started in southwestern Japan, the Meteorological Agency said Tuesday, arousing concern of volcanic mud flows on Kuchinoerabu Island where Mount Shindake erupted late last week. Friday’s eruption spewed out volcanic ash and pyroclastic flow, forcing all 137 residents to evacuate. ...

May 27, 2015

Nuclear regulator clears two Sendai reactors for restart

Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world’s worst atomic disaster in more than two decades led to the shutdown of all the country’s reactors and fueled public opposition to the industry. Regulators said Kyushu ...