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Japanese Volcano Produces Largest Eruption In Nearly A Century
2013-08-19 07:06:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the world’s most active volcanoes showed its ugly side this weekend, erupting and producing an ash cloud that spread out across one southern Japanese city. Sakurajima, a volcano that sits in the background of the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima and is known for producing hundreds of small explosions per year, erupted Sunday in one of the volcano’s largest explosions in decades and perhaps the largest since an...

2008-10-23 15:00:17

A study led by Japanese and German researchers suggests climate change will have different effects on lakes in warmer and colder regions of the Earth. Scientists from Hokkaido University, the Hokkaido Institute of Environmental Sciences, Kagoshima University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research compared current measurements in Japan's very deep caldera lakes with measurements taken 70 years ago. The findings, said the researchers, confirm a rise in temperatures in the deep...

2008-07-25 18:00:42

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan Airlines is considering abolishing its two daily round-trip flights connecting the western Japan city of Kobe and the southwestern city of Kagoshima at the end of January 2009, it was learned Friday. The move is part of the company's plan to streamline its domestic and international flight operations to deal with higher fuel costs, sources said. After negotiations with local governments and communities on the withdrawal, JAL plans to report the decision...

2006-04-09 11:09:41

TOKYO (Reuters) - Forty-nine people were injured on Sunday, 13 seriously, when a high-speed ferry collided with a large marine animal off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, Kyodo news reported. The Toppy 4 ferry with 103 passengers onboard was heading from Yaku Island to the city of Kagoshima when the accident occurred off Cape Sata, the southernmost point of the four main Japanese islands, Kyodo reported citing the Japan Coast Guard. One of the boats crew members...

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