Giant 'Pac-Man' rock drawing crowds to mountain in Miyazaki

National Dec 13, 2018

Giant 'Pac-Man' rock drawing crowds to mountain in Miyazaki

A giant rock resembling Pac-Man is drawing climbers to a mountain in Miyazaki Prefecture, with visitors eager to snap photos to share on the internet. A 90-minute hike from the Shishigawa campground in Nobeoka, takes mountain climbers and tourists to "Pakkun Iwa" ("Pac-Man Rock"). The ...

Another powerful eruption observed at Mount Shinmoe

National Apr 5, 2018

Another powerful eruption observed at Mount Shinmoe

Another powerful eruption was observed at Mount Shinmoe in southwestern Japan early Thursday, with ash sent spiralling into a plume around 5,000 meters high, the Meteorological Agency said. The eruption at the 1,421-meter volcano that straddles Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures was the largest since March ...

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

National Mar 6, 2018

Kyushu's Shinmoedake rumbles anew with explosive eruption

A volcano which was featured in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" shot smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport. The eruption is likely to continue for ...