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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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. ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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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    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 ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe dismisses opposition to Japan state secrets legislation

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:01pm by AFP

    ... our own history JOURNALIST TAKICHI NISHIYAMA He said what he revealed was only a tiny part of the mountain of secrets that never surface. He said that most classified Japanese military ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mayor sorry for not ordering evacuation ahead of Typhoon Wipha

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Claims lives could have been saved on island hit by mudslides triggered by killer Typhoon Wipha Mayor sorry for not ordering evacuation ahead of typhoon The mayor of a Japanese island devastated by a deadly typhoon apologised yesterday for failing to issue an evacuation order, as rescue workers combed through mountains of debris searching for the missing. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... mudslides along a two-kilometre stretch of mountains. Television footage showed roads clogged with wreckage and houses with gaping holes smashed into them. "I heard a crackling sound ...




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