Sep 16, 2014

Fuji trail areas without toilets raising waste concerns

Human waste left behind by climbers using sections of trails on Mount Fuji where there are no toilets have raised concerns about whether the mountain’s pristine scenery can be maintained, after the iconic volcano was last year added to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list, ...

Aug 25, 2014

Shinkansen section halted by power outage

A power failure on Sunday night briefly suspended Tokaido Shinkansen Line trains between Mishima Station and Shizuoka Station in Shizuoka Prefecture. The power went out at 9:05 p.m. The trains resumed operations after about 25 minutes once the situation was confirmed safe. According to ...

Ospreys fly to Atsugi base again en route to training

Aug 19, 2014

Ospreys fly to Atsugi base again en route to training

Four MV-22 Osprey aircraft flew on Monday to the Atsugi air base, which is jointly used by the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force, in Kanagawa Prefecture for the third time amid local protests. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft will conduct landing and takeoff ...