Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

National Apr 23, 2020

Defying virus warnings, crowds take to Japan's beaches and mountains

Some leisure spots near Tokyo have seen crowds of visitors recently despite government instructions to stay home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, prompting local residents and municipalities to voice concerns about further potential spread of the virus. Although it was a weekday, a beach near ...

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

National Jan 31, 2020

Frenchman caught in Hokkaido avalanche confirmed dead

A French national caught in an avalanche near a ski resort in Hokkaido has been confirmed dead, police said Friday. The 38-year-old man, identified as Sylvain Rene Nicolas Lethier, had been skiing with seven friends off-piste in the Tomamu resort area in the village of ...

Falling stone kills climber on Mount Fuji

National Aug 26, 2019

Falling stone kills climber on Mount Fuji

A woman in her 20s was confirmed dead after being hit on her head by a falling stone while climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, local police said Monday. An ambulance was called at around 7 a.m., reporting that the woman climbing in a group ...

National Mar 22, 2019

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday. Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an 11-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek with three other Japanese nationals, fell from a cliff Wednesday while returning to his hotel ...