Falling stone kills climber on Mount Fuji

National Aug 26, 2019

Falling stone kills climber on Mount Fuji

A woman in her 20s was confirmed dead after being hit on her head by a falling stone while climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, local police said Monday. An ambulance was called at around 7 a.m., reporting that the woman climbing in a group ...

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

National Jul 11, 2018

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. The season began earlier this month when a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture opened on the 3,776-meter mountain, Japan's highest peak, which attracted over 284,000 ...

Narasaki, Noguchi miss out on titles in World Cup bouldering finale

More Sports Aug 20, 2017

Narasaki, Noguchi miss out on titles in World Cup bouldering finale

Tomoa Narasaki and Taisei Ishimatsu finished second and third, respectively, behind German winner Jan Hojer on Saturday in the last bouldering competition of the World Cup sport climbing tour's season. Narasaki was unable to defend his men's overall title, finishing second in the season standings ...

More Sports Apr 9, 2017

Fujii wins men's bouldering World Cup opener

Kokoro Fujii won the men's bouldering competition at the season opener of the IFSC Climbing World Cup tour on Saturday. The 24-year-old Fujii, who finished second in the overall World Cup rankings last season, earned 100 points for having the least number of attempts at ...

More Sports Sep 18, 2016

Narasaki makes history at world climbing championships

Tomoa Narasaki won the D4 men's bouldering classification final at the IFSC Climbing World Championships on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese to accomplish the feat in the newly introduced Olympic sport. On the fourth day of competition at the AccorHotels Arena, Narasaki, who is No. ...

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

National May 19, 2016

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

Japanese comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, known by the stage name Nasubi, scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, according to an official from the Nepal Tourism Ministry. Hamatsu, 40, team leader Kenji Kondo, 53, and three other Japanese — Sumio Hibino, Ban Ito and Koki Nishida — successfully ...