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 ...

Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

Dec 21, 2013

Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

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I used to think that only Mount Fuji was massive enough to have its own weather patterns, but 1,592-meter Mount Aso in Kyushu proved me wrong. The clear skies and perfect late-September temperatures we were reveling in at the base of the hill dissipated ...