National Nov 6, 2016

Paraglider from Chiba dies in northern India

A man who was paragliding in northern India's Himachal Pradesh state died Friday after losing control of the free-flying glider, local police said. The police identified the man as Makoto Sakuma, 39, from Chiba Prefecture. Sakuma crashed into a mountain after losing control of the aircraft ...

Searching for Mount Fuji

Travel Jun 2, 2013

Searching for Mount Fuji

by Winifred Bird

Japan is full of good place names. Who can resist Utsukushigahara (Beautiful Field) in Nagano Prefecture, Ginza (Golden Seat) in Tokyo or the sad irony of Fukushima — Isle of Good Fortune?