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

Mount Ontake ski resort belatedly reopens after 2014 eruption

National 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. The slopes filled quickly with skiers and snowboarders following an early morning ribbon cutting ceremony. The resort in the village ...

Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption

National 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. In the past month since ...

Editorials Oct 18, 2014

Knowing your nearest volcano

There seems to be a deep-seated reluctance on the part of Japan's tourism industry to highlight the dangers of volcanic eruptions, out of concern that such information could be bad for business. Japanese authorities could learn a thing or two from other countries about ...

Snow, rain halt search for missing on Mount Ontake

National Oct 15, 2014

Snow, rain halt search for missing on Mount Ontake

Rescue workers resumed their search for bodies buried in ash at the summit of Mount Ontake on Wednesday but suspended it again within hours because of bad weather. The Sept. 27 eruption has left 56 people dead and seven missing. It was Japan's worst volcanic ...