At least 31 feared dead on erupting volcano Mount Ontake

Sep 29, 2014

At least 31 feared dead on erupting volcano Mount Ontake

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed dead, one day after Mount Ontake’s big initial ...

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Aug 4, 2014

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015. The use of the world-renowned Ozawa’s name is aimed at increasing worldwide recognition of the ...

Aug 4, 2014

Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard

A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said. Toyoaki Kamisawa, 71, who lives near the orchard in the Wakahoshina district, received injuries to his ...

Jul 10, 2014

Boy dies in Nagano mudslide, after record downpour

A boy was killed in a mudslide caused by torrential rain in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, on Wednesday, local police and firefighters said. According to the prefectural government and other authorities, the mudslide occurred at a tributary of the Kiso River in the late afternoon, ...