Mount Aso rumbles to life, sending ash over Kyushu

Nov 27, 2014

Mount Aso rumbles to life, sending ash over Kyushu

A massive volcano is belching smoke and ash over Kyushu just two months after one in Nagano killed more than 60 hikers by erupting without warning. Mount Aso, whose caldera dominates Kyushu, rumbled to life Tuesday before sending a stream of ash 1,000 meters ...

| Nov 15, 2014

Japan's 21st-century tsunami stones

by Jeff Kingston

A familiar sight along Tohoku’s Sanriku coastline are the tsunami stones erected by past generations that alert residents to the high-water mark of previous tsunami and the perils of building any closer to the sea. Over time these warnings were ignored, and those who ...

Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption

Oct 27, 2014

Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption

As Monday marks a month since the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan killed 57 hikers and left six others missing, the next victim may be the local economy mostly dependant on tourist revenue, according to local officals. In the past month ...

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 ...