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MOUNT ONTAKE

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2020
Kin of Ontake eruption victims climb deadly volcano to mourn
The September 2014 disaster killed 58 people and five others were never found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Five years after Ontake eruption, half of Japan's municipalities near volcanoes lack escape plans
With the nation marking the fifth anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake that killed 58 people and left five others missing, a government survey shows about half of the municipalities near active volcanoes do not have evacuation plans in the event of an emergency.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 28, 2018
Mount Ontake: Four years after its deadly eruption
Four years after its unexpected eruption, Mount Ontake's scenic hiking trails and summit are once again open for hikers. But will that be enough to bring back visitors?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Families visit Mount Ontake summit for first time to mourn eruption victims
Families of those who died in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake entered the summit area on Wednesday for the first time since the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2017
Victims of Mount Ontake eruption mourned on third anniversary of eruption
Victims' families and friends on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake, the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster, which killed 58 people and left five more missing and presumed dead.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2017
Mount Ontake's volcanic alert warning set to lowest level since deadly 2014 eruption
The weather agency has slashed the volcanic alert level for central Japan's Mount Ontake to the lowest notch for the first time in about three years following a September 2014 eruption that left 58 people dead and five missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2017
Relatives of volcanic eruption victims in Japan sue weather agency over alert
Kin of some victims of a 2014 volcanic eruption file suit against the weather agency for failing to issue a proper alert for hikers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
EDITORIALS
Sep 2, 2015
Proper preparation for disasters
While natural disasters can't be prevented, their destructive impact can be lessened through adequate preparation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2015
Team conducts prep work on Ontake before searching for people missing since eruption
An advance team of Nagano police and firefighters surveyed areas near the peak of Mount Ontake on Sunday ahead of restarting the search for bodies still believed buried following the volcano's deadly eruption last September.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2015
New Mount Fuji evacuation map posted in wake of deadly Ontake eruption
In light of increased volcanic activity at some popular tourist spots across the country, a new evacuation map has been released in the event that Japan's iconic peak erupts.
EDITORIALS
Apr 23, 2015
Defense against volcanic eruptions
To ensure the effectiveness of its plans to beef up the measures against volcanic eruptions, the government needs to quickly launch efforts to increase the number of people with expertise in this field
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2015
Mount Ontake ski resort belatedly reopens after 2014 eruption
The Ontake 2240 ski resort in Nagano Prefecture opened for leisure Thursday after a two-month delay caused by the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake last September.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 19, 2014
Rare 'raicho' ptarmigans lose habitat following Ontake eruption, could disappear
The eruption of Mount Ontake in September killed dozens of hikers, but also probably decimated the population of a rare bird — the rock ptarmigan, a much-loved symbol of Japan's alpine region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2014
Ontake victims mourned a month after eruption as tourism industry scrambles to recover
The victims of the Mount Ontake eruption are mourned a month after the volcano killed 57 people and left six others missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2014
Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption
As Monday marks a month since the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan killed 57 hikers and left six others missing, the next victim may be the local economy mostly dependant on tourist revenue, according to local officals.
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2014
Mandatory climbing plans eyed for volcanoes
Municipalities overseeing Mount Ontake and another local volcano may start requiring climbers to file advance trekking plans, after Japan's deadliest postwar eruption.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2014
Tourist info center near Ontake showing fall colors in hopes of wooing visitors back
A tourist information center in Kiso, Nagano Prefecture, located at the foot of Mount Ontake, which exprienced a deadly eruptioin last month, is uploading pictures of seasonal views every day on its website in an effort to maintain its presence so tourists will come back to the area in the future.

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