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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Famed slopes being defaced by rubbish, graffiti and faeces, putting world heritage status at risk Sacred Mount Fuji risks becoming trash mountain The slopes ... and Yamanashi, which have jurisdiction over Japan's highest mountain, have reported discovering large heaps of rubbish and human waste on the slopes, a problem that has apparently worsened since ...

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    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day Japan yesterday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 ... with the support of a majority of ruling and opposition lawmakers. It came after the Japanese Alpine Club and other mountain-related groups lobbied for the bill, claiming that Japan- where Shintoism's ...

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    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Management Agency said. Aerial footage showed several houses buried in thick slurry, their wooden frames splintered by the weight of the mud. Torrents of brown water raced off the mountains behind ... lives. Despite widespread concreting to shore up hillsides, mountainous and densely populated Japan is prone to this kind of disaster. In October last year, dozens of people were killed when ...

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    Experts warn that as many as 750,000 would evacuate if Mount Fuji erupts

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:00pm by Julian Ryall

    ... erupts. The 3,776-metre mountain- which was recently added to the Unesco World Heritage list- last erupted in 1707, but it is still classified as dormant rather than being labelled extinct. ... especially after the events of March 2011." That earthquake had an immediate impact on Japan's most famous mountain- a magnitude 6.2 earthquake was recorded on the southern flanks ...

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    Japan cheers Mount Fuji’s World Heritage listing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 08:21pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan is cheering the selection of its most iconic landmark, Mount Fuji, as a World Heritage site. The 3,776-metre-tall mountain has deep cultural and religious ... than 960 around the world are on the Unesco list, which recognises places that are considered to be of exceptional beauty or cultural value. Thousands of residents in towns around the mountain ...

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    Second Japan snowstorm leaves thousands stranded as death toll rises to 23

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters

    ... students were killed on Monday in southern Gyeongju when a building at a mountain resort collapsed under the weight of snow. ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese plan to generate power at experimental Monju reactor canned

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... trade deficit caused by the need to import mountains of fossil fuels. As well as fears among host communities about the safety of nuclear reactors, opponents worry that there are few solutions ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Blame flies over Japan’ s killer snow storm

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Julian Ryall

    ... mountain communities, and many roads remain impassable. Shops reported running out of food and no new deliveries were able to get through, while heating oil also was being blocked. In a stranded ... but the situation was not urgent enough." Kofu City, in the mountainous prefecture of Yamanashi, recorded 114 cm of snow on Friday and Saturday, more than twice the amount of its previous record high. ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan snowstorm leaves 19 dead, more than 1,600 injured

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on Monday remained stuck on some mountain roads, leaving drivers stranded, local officials said. National Route 18 that runs through Gunma and Nagano prefectures north of Tokyo is still partly ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three South Korean climbers found dead in Japan Alps

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The climbers were among nine people who disappeared near Mount Hinokio Three South Korean climbers who went missing during a mountaineering trip in Japan have ... media. The male victims were found on mountain paths, the reports said, but few other details were immediately available. It was unclear if torrential rains that lashed Japan over the weekend ...




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