Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

Dec 26, 2016

Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan's leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is hoping that by attracting companies ...

Pair die after slipping from Mount Fuji trail

Nov 21, 2016

Pair die after slipping from Mount Fuji trail

Two people were found dead on Sunday and Monday near the top of 3,776-meter Mount Fuji after falling from a trail, police said. According to the Shizuoka Prefectural Police, Ibuki Suemoto, an 18-year-old university student from Hiroshima Prefecture, called the police from his cellphone at ...

Mount Fuji draws nearly 250,000 climbers in 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Mount Fuji draws nearly 250,000 climbers in 2016

In Japan you won't escape the crowds by climbing Mount Fuji. A total of 248,461 people ascended above the eighth stations on the mountain's four approaches this season, up 6 percent from last year, the Environment Ministry has said. The ministry on Tuesday attributed the ...

Daily lets Mount Fuji hikers publish, appear in own 'newspaper'

Aug 14, 2016

Daily lets Mount Fuji hikers publish, appear in own 'newspaper'

Tourists going to Mount Fuji can enjoy the fun of making a newspaper to chronicle their visit to the world heritage site, thanks to the daily Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun. The newspaper in Yamanashi Prefecture, which shares the 3,776-meter volcano with Shizuoka Prefecture, uses newspaper templates ...

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka Prefecture open for season

Jul 10, 2016

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka Prefecture open for season

This year's climbing season began on three trails for Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture on Sunday, following a similar season opening on a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture nine days earlier. The 3,776-meter-high volcano, which straddles the two prefectures, is the nation's highest peak and ...

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Room with a view

I would have a great view of Mount Fuji from my house if there weren't so many tall buildings in the way.