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SWF's counterpart in Japan, Takeo World Friends, along with Takeo Lions Club and Kagoshima University students in Kagoshima, Japan raised $2,600, which is donated to the Sebastopol Fire Department as well as an alumni family of SWF that lost its home in the fires. Fire Chief Bill Braga gratefully ...
FUKUOKA – Mount Shinmoe continued to erupt on Saturday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to expand the area deemed at risk of flying rocks. Two explosive eruptions were observed at around 1:55 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on the 1,421-meter volcano, which straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures ...

Kagoshima Airport saw capacity grow by 4.1% in 2017 with seat numbers rebounding last year following a marginal reduction in 2016. The airport increased its available departing seats by 29% from 2008 to 2017, with about 4.2 million available last year. Kagoshima's largest international route is to Hong ...
The powerful eruption of Mount Shinmoe, which straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, is seen from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter on March 6, 2018. (Mainichi). MIYAZAKI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Powerful volcanic eruptions continued at Mt. Shimmoe on Wednesday, a day after its first explosive ...
Mount Shinmoedake straddles Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures in southern Kyushu. Strong eruptions occurred seven times between 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on March 6, and a further 22 times up to 9:30 a.m. on March 7. Volcanic ash has fallen over a wide region, including Kirishima, Kagoshima ...

CHINA, Kagoshima Prefecture--A 31-kilogram door fell from an Air Self-Defense Force helicopter and landed on a remote island in Kagoshima Prefecture on March 6, but no injuries were reported. The Defense Ministry found the door on March 7 about 200 meters southeast of an ASDF sub base on ...
MIYAZAKI – Eruptions continued Friday at Mount Shinmoe, a volcano in the Kirishima mountain range straddling Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, after a series of minor eruptions occurred on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. The agency said it detected a plume rising about 300 meters ...

Alluded to in the book as “Akadake,” the landscape described by the author is widely understood to represent Sakurajima, a volcanic island located in the bay of Kagoshima, at the southern tip of Kyushu. In order to complete his research, Endo is said to have hired a helicopter to lower him into the island's ...
KAGOSHIMA (TR) – Fifteen fetuses were found in a rundown maternity and gynecology hospital in Kagoshima City last year as its building was being prepared to be demolished, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 6). According to a daily gazette issued by Kagoshima City on February 1, a demolition crew ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunThe Fisheries Agency plans to reduce next season's quota for small Pacific bluefin tuna that can be caught off Hokkaido and Kagoshima Prefecture effectively to zero, and greatly reduce the quotas for Iwate and Kochi prefectures, as these prefectures have significantly exceeded their ...
Amami-Oshima and Yakushima islands--two famous tourist destinations in Kagoshima Prefecture--are now more easily accessible together. Trial operations of a ferry linking Amami-Oshima and Yakushima began in early March, while the first charter flight was flown between the two islands in February.
Tokyo: A volcano on Japan's Kyushu island is erupting, sending a plume of ash more than two kms above the crater. It was the first time in about seven years that such a powerful eruption was observed at Mount Shinmoe on the border between the prefectures of Kagoshima and Miyazaki on the southern ...
So laments Tsutomu Imahara, a 76-year-old resident of social welfare facility "Muginome no Sato," operated by the social welfare organization "Muginome Fukushikai," based in the city of Kagoshima. Imahara, who has cerebral palsy, uses an electric wheelchair to get around. While he can move the index ...
A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, shooting smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky, and grounding dozens of flights at a nearby airport, AP said. The Meteorological Agency says the Shinmoedake volcano erupted violently several times on Tuesday, raising ash and smoke up to 2,300 ...


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