Mount Fuji

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Around 2,400 soldiers, as well as tanks, field guns and helicopters were deployed at training grounds in the foothills of the iconic mountain, about 80 km west of Tokyo.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Japan`s maglev train notches up new world speed record at 603 kmph

Japan`s maglev train notches up new world speed record at 603 kmph

Japan`s state-of-the-art maglev train set a world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kilometres (373 miles) an hour.

Apr 21, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Japan`s volcanoes: Could Mount Fuji be next?

The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend, which is believed to have killed at least 31 people, was a reminder of Japan`s vulnerability to its many active volcanoes.

Sep 29, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

Japan`s bullet train 'shinkansen' hits half century

Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan`s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world.

Sep 24, 2014, 10:32 AM IST

China `polluting` Mount Fuji: Study

A Japanese study is claiming that toxic air pollution from China is to blame for high mercury levels atop the country`s beloved Mount Fuji.

Oct 04, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

Hugh Jackman goes naked at Japanese sacred hot springs

Hugh Jackman, who visited hot springs in Japan during a break in filming `The Wolverine`, upset fellow bathers by failing to cover up his manhood.

Jul 15, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

Mount Fuji listed as World Heritage site by UNESCO

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has included Mount Fuji on the UN agency`s prestigious World Heritage list.

Jun 23, 2013, 18:12 PM IST

UNESCO listed Mount Fuji as World Heritage site

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has included Mount Fuji on the UN agency`s prestigious World Heritage list

Jun 23, 2013, 11:58 AM IST

Japan`s Mt Fuji, Niger`s Agadez among UNESCO sites

Japan`s Mount Fuji and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger were among the cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meeting.

Jun 22, 2013, 18:28 PM IST