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IZU OSHIMA

A Reeves' muntjac at the Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima Zoo Park on Oct. 3
JAPAN
Nov 30, 2023
'Barking deer' in Japan causing havoc for human population
Damage to crops and the ecosystem has been substantial, and the local governments concerned are striving to ultimately eradicate the species.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 18, 2018
Scuba diving in Japan: Beneath the sea, a paradise of color and life
A carpet of sand stretches into the distance below me. As clear and still as the water, the light seems muted, creating a peaceful, subdued scene.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
May 11, 2018
Slow-paced Izu Oshima is anything but sleepy
A mere Jetfoil away from Tokyo, travelers to Izu Oshima island can expect volcanic hikes, fresh local cuisine and an abundance of hospitality.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2016
Ferry carrying 74 disabled by apparent whale strike off Izu Oshima
No injuries were reported after a high-speed ferry apparently collided with a whale off Izu Oshima Island, south of Tokyo, Saturday, the Japan Coast Guard said.
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2015
MSDF, Coast Guard to hold 'gray zone' drill off Izu Oshima
The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard are planning their first joint drill for a "gray zone" incident that would stop short of a military attack on Japan, according to a government source.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 16, 2014
First anniversary of fatal Izu-Oshima mudslides marked
Officials and residents of an island south of Tokyo gathered Thursday to mourn the victims of mud slides that left 39 residents dead and missing a year ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2013
Oshima to be designated special disaster area: Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited typhoon-hit Izu-Oshima Island on Sunday and said it will be put on the fast track for designation as an area hit by a "disaster of extreme severity."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2013
Oshima evacuation advisory, order lifted as Typhoon Francisco downgraded
A blanket evacuation advisory and a partial evacuation order issued for Izu-Oshima Island were lifted Saturday afternoon as Typhoon Francisco was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone, local authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2013
Typhoon Francisco dumps payload over Shikoku; Kyushu in cross hairs
Typhoon Francisco dumped torrential rain on Shikoku Friday as the Meteorological Agency issued warnings for mudslides and flooding from western to eastern Japan.
EDITORIALS
Oct 20, 2013
Improving disaster responses
Although it was known early on that a powerful typhoon would strike Tokyo's Izu-Oshima Island, disaster plans stalled and the storm left 49 people dead or missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2013
Izu-Oshima issues evacuation warning as heavy rains near
The Izu-Oshima local government advises 2,300 residents to evacuate, as heavy rain is expected to worsen conditions on the typhoon-battered island.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 17, 2013
Despite deluge, no evacuation alert on island
Despite the Meteorological Agency's alerts for an "extraordinary situation" anticipated from powerful Typhoon Wipha, no evacuation advisory was issued on Izu-Oshima, a small island south of Tokyo in the Pacific, where at least 22 people were killed and dozens remain missing.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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