Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

Travel Dec 21, 2013

Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

by Mandy Bartok

I used to think that only Mount Fuji was massive enough to have its own weather patterns, but 1,592-meter Mount Aso in Kyushu proved me wrong. The clear skies and perfect late-September temperatures we were reveling in at the base of the hill dissipated quickly ...

National May 21, 2013

Kumamon mascot to visit France

Kumamon, the official black bear mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, will visit France in July to take part in the Japan Expo, local officials said Monday. Kumamon, one of Japan's most popular regional promotional mascots, will be making its European debut at the culture and entertainment ...