News On Japan

Volcanic Warnings at Yakeyama: Safety Precautions for Climbers

Nagano, Jul 09 (News On Japan) - The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning to climbers, advising them to wear helmets and take other safety measures as volcanic activity intensifies at Yakeyama, located on the border of Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

In a press conference held on the 8th, the agency emphasized the importance of recognizing Yakeyama as an active volcano and urged climbers to be diligent about safety precautions, including helmet use. Since late May, Yakeyama has experienced a high frequency of volcanic earthquakes, accompanied by gradual inflation near the summit.

Currently, the eruption alert level for Yakeyama stands at "Level 1," which permits climbing. However, the agency warned that the alert level could be raised to "Level 2," restricting access near the crater, if activity escalates. Climbers are advised to stay updated with the latest information.

Despite the heightened activity, the agency noted that any potential eruption is expected to be a "phreatic eruption," which would likely not impact tourist areas such as Kamikochi.

Source: 日テレNEWS

News On Japan
POPULAR NEWS

The Cape Soya Lighthouse, standing tall on a hill in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido, is Japan's northernmost lighthouse, established 139 years ago.

Kanagawa Prefecture unveiled its new logo, 'Kanagawa-Ken,' last Friday, only to find itself facing allegations that the design closely resembles Chiba Prefecture's mascot, 'Chiba-kun.'

Osaka Prefectural Police have issued a new directive urging all officers to wear sunglasses to protect themselves from the heat and sunlight.

Enoshima Bridge in Kanagawa Prefecture, which connects to the island of Enoshima, is now subject to nighttime traffic restrictions due to complaints about noise from modified vehicles.

Three people who went missing after a landslide in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have been confirmed dead. The north slope of Matsuyama Castle collapsed early Friday morning, engulfing nearby houses.

MEDIA CHANNELS
         

MORE Travel NEWS

Tonight, I will travel from Izumi-otsu (Osaka) to Shimmonji (Kitakyushu) on the Hankyu Ferry's Izumi, which has rooms that are like capsule hotels. (At JAPAN)

Enoshima Bridge in Kanagawa Prefecture, which connects to the island of Enoshima, is now subject to nighttime traffic restrictions due to complaints about noise from modified vehicles.

Located on the campus of Waseda University in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, the Okuma Garden is a Japanese garden donated to Waseda University in 1922 on the site of the former residence of Shigenobu Okuma, the founder of Waseda University. (Japanese Garden Collection)

The annual 'Nachi no Ogi Festival' took place at the World Heritage site Kumano Nachi Taisha in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, on July 14.

A new sports and entertainment facility blending sports and entertainment elements opened in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture on Friday.

Dogo Onsen in Ehime has reopened after five and a half years of renovations. Some people waited as long as eight hours to be the first to take a bath.

This time, I enjoyed a journey from Asakusa to Tobu Nikko on the new limited express “Spacia X” by Tobu Railway. On the way there, I rode in the luxurious cockpit suite, and on the way back, I relaxed in the comfortable compartment seats. I’ll showcase the attractions of each seat and the stunning views from the windows! (ITSUKA JAPAN)

In the past, the center of Hyogo Prefecture was 'Hyougo-no-Tsu' (now Kobe City's Hyogo Ward). Did you know that the first prefectural office was located here and the first governor was Hirobumi Ito? The 'Kobe Incident,' which led to Ito's appointment, became an international issue that introduced the term 'hara-kiri' to the world.