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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 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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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    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Luck and instinct settled fate of hikers Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing grey smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling ... the mountain's slopes. Outdoors, other hikers fell, hit by rocks or possibly suffocated by gases, and were quickly buried in ash. For survivors such as mountain guide Sayuri Ogawa, it was a near-death ...

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    At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano as rescue search called off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... a grey-haired man told Japanese television, adding that his 26-year-old son had gone to the mountain with his girlfriend. “We’re utterly exhausted.” More than 500 rescuers had been combing the summit, ploughing through knee-deep ash and passing mountain lodges with holes punched in their roofs by rocks shot out of the volcano. Helicopters lifted laden stretchers one by one from the summit ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    More than 30 found in 'cardiac arrest' after Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupts

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 02:33pm by AFP

    ... in mountaintop shelters at one point. Local officials believe 45 to 49 people sheltered overnight in cabins on the mountain, although details remained unclear. The mountain is popular among walkers, ... with the mud that had been spewed out by some parts of the mountain. Among the injuries were those caused by flying rocks and internal burns from inhaling volcanic fumes, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuries reported and 250 left stranded

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 02:52pm by AP

    ... seriously injured, including more than 10 who were unconscious. The broadcaster said one woman was known to have died. The eruption came on a busy autumn day on a mountain popular with hikers ... walkers. "The speed of the smoke was too fast. You can't escape," a climber told NHK. "I'm worried that many more people are still on the mountain." Another climber ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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