Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

National Jun 17, 2015

Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa said two camera-mounted drones will be used on Friday to inspect the evacuation zone around the Owakudani hot-spring district on Mount Hakone. The alert level for the mountain is at 2, advising against entry to areas around the volcanic vent. The ...

Mount Asama erupts; officials warn of falling rocks

National Jun 16, 2015

Mount Asama erupts; officials warn of falling rocks

Mount Asama, historically one of Japan's most active volcanos, burst into life Tuesday morning for the first time in about six years, with the Meteorological Agency reporting a "very small-scale" eruption while also warning people nearby about falling rocks from further eruptions. "There are no ...

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 ...