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Yamanashi Gov. Kotaro Nagasaki speaks at a news conference at the prefectural government office on Wednesday. The prefecture is set to begin charging people to climb Mount Fuji.
Dec 21, 2023
Yamanashi Prefecture to collect fees from Mount Fuji climbers
The prefecture will also control the number of climbers to ease congestion and prevent visitors from climbing through the night.
Astronauts thaw early-stage mouse embryos as part of experiments to grow them on the International Space Station.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 29, 2023
Mouse embryos grown in space for first time, Japan researchers say
The researchers sent frozen mouse embryos on board a rocket to the ISS in August 2021.
Rei Banno, 12, recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her mother, accompanied by guides. She described having seen a “view I had never seen before.”
Oct 5, 2023
Japanese sixth grader conquers Mount Kilimanjaro
"I saw the huge sea of clouds that I had never seen before, and a feeling of happiness gradually spread within me," said Rei Banno.
The first snow of the season is spotted on the peak of Mount Fuji on Thursday.
Oct 5, 2023
Mount Fuji gets first winter snowcap, five days later than in '22
The local observatory said snowfall was brought by clouds hovering over the peak due to a low-pressure system from late Tuesday night.
Visitors climb the slopes of Mount Fuji on Aug. 31. The mountain has long been a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 17, 2023
Tourists have returned to Mount Fuji. Is that sustainable?
A spike in visitors has created various challenges, including overcrowding, littering, strained infrastructure and a shortage of guides and rescue teams.
Mount Fuji has seen a large increase in the number of hikers, prompting a local government to devise new ways to control visitor numbers.
Aug 29, 2023
Yamanashi governor proposes light rail system for Mount Fuji
The rail system, intended to address over-tourism, would replace the Fuji Subaru highway, which leads to one of the Mount Fuji’s fifth stations.
Yamanashi Prefecture will work with police to restrict the number of hikers who can use a route to climb to the summit of Mount Fuji if it becomes dangerous from overcrowding.
Aug 10, 2023
Mount Fuji trail use to be restricted when overcrowded
The Yoshida Trail, located on the Yamanashi Prefecture side of the mountain, will become subject to limits from the 5th station.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2023
Mount Fuji hiking season nears with warnings against 'bullet climbing'
There is growing concern that climbers unable to book a mountain hut en route to the summit will try to press on in the middle of the night, placing themselves in danger.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2023
Couple convicted for 2021 murder of Tokyo high school girl
The victim was strangled with a rope and stabbed several times in the back with a knife at a storage shed.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
Japanese officials call for Mount Fuji crowd control
Authorities have warned that an 'unprecedented' number of people were expected to tackle its steep symmetrical slopes this year.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 2, 2023
Yamanashi Gakuin rides ace to spring high school title
Right-hander Kengo Hayashi started all six of his team's games at the first of two annual high school championships at the historic ballpark near Osaka.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 1, 2023
From Ireland to Yamanashi, kimono unlock cultural connections
Two artists and fashion designers reflect on a deep dive into Japanese culture through the lens of fashion.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2023
Ukrainian officials inspect mine removal equipment in Japan
Ukraine needs about 60 land mine removal machines and hopes to gain Japan's assistance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Settlement reached in Osaka suit over malpractice involving birth ball
In the case, a pregnant woman who was in labor fell from a birthing ball and suffered a uterine rupture, resulting in the birth of a baby boy with severe disabilities who later died.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 30, 2022
The rural temple where winemaking equals worship
Yamanashi Prefecture's Daizenji Temple is dedicated to the premodern monk who is said to have introduce the joy of wine to Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Longform
Sep 12, 2022
Rethinking the ancient origins of Japan’s wine industry
Recent excavations have uncovered Jomon artifacts that could push back our understanding of the nation's early winemaking techniques by several millennia.
Japan Times
May 15, 2022
Bone found in Yamanashi confirmed to be from missing girl
Misaki Ogura disappeared shortly after arriving at the campsite in the village of Doshi with her family in September 2019.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2022
Human bones found near Yamanashi campsite where girl disappeared in 2019
Police work to determine if remains belong to 9-year-old who disappeared from a mountainside campsite over two and a half years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2022
Following law change, Japanese media name a 19-year-old suspect for first time
Under the revised juvenile law, media outlets are now allowed to disclose the names and photographs of alleged offenders age 18 and 19 once they are indicted.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2022
Heavy snow forecast for Tokyo region through Monday morning
Snowfall could reach 30 centimeters in Yamanashi Prefecture, 20 cm in Nagano and the western part of Kanagawa, and 8 cm in central Tokyo.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals