Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

National Jan 17, 2017

Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

A group of relatives of victims who died or went missing in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake plans to sue the central and prefectural governments for failing to alert hikers properly, the families said Tuesday. The families of five victims will demand ¥150 million ...

Mourners mark two years since deadly Mount Ontake eruption

National Sep 27, 2016

Mourners mark two years since deadly Mount Ontake eruption

Victims' relatives and local officials gathered Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake, which claimed 58 lives and left five people unaccounted in the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster. A moment of silence was observed during a ceremony in the ...

Search resumes for victims of eruption on Mount Ontake

National Jul 29, 2015

Search resumes for victims of eruption on Mount Ontake

The search resumed Wednesday for six people missing on Mount Ontake following its eruption in September. The hunt was suspended last fall when winter weather set in. After offering silent prayers, search parties headed for the 3,067-meter peak straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures, where the ...