Nov 6, 2016

Paraglider from Chiba dies in northern India

A man who was paragliding in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state died Friday after losing control of the free-flying glider, local police said. The police identified the man as Makoto Sakuma, 39, from Chiba Prefecture. Sakuma crashed into a mountain after losing control of ...

Searching for Mount Fuji

Jun 2, 2013

Searching for Mount Fuji

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Japan is full of good place names. Who can resist Utsukushigahara (Beautiful Field) in Nagano Prefecture, Ginza (Golden Seat) in Tokyo or the sad irony of Fukushima — Isle of Good Fortune?