Snow suspends search on Mount Ontake until next year

Oct 16, 2014

Snow suspends search on Mount Ontake until next year

Efforts to recover the bodies of hikers surprised by the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake last month have been called off until next year due to snow, according to the Nagano Prefectural Government. The 3,067-meter volcano, which straddles the border of Nagano and Gifu ...

Snow, rain halt search for missing on Mount Ontake

Oct 15, 2014

Snow, rain halt search for missing on Mount Ontake

Rescue workers resumed their search for bodies buried in ash at the summit of Mount Ontake on Wednesday but suspended it again within hours because of bad weather. The Sept. 27 eruption has left 56 people dead and seven missing. It was Japan’s worst ...

Sep 30, 2014

Nagano police list 11 of the eruption fatalities

The Nagano Prefectural Police have identified and list 11 of the people killed in Saturday’s eruption of Mount Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures. Saki Takada, 29, from Ota Ward, Tokyo Tatsuichi Honda, 39, from Yokohama Hideomi Takahashi, 41, from Kawasaki Takuji Hayashi, ...