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Monday, October 10, 2016

Mount Aso Erupts Over Weekend

Above, yours truly at the Mount Aso ropeway station in 2007.

Kyushu has been getting a lot of attention in recent months. But it is the kind of attention they don't want or need.

According to the Japan Times:
Still reeling from a series of earthquakes beginning in April, Kumamoto Prefecture is once again experiencing nature's fury, this time in the form of Mount Aso's eruption Saturday. 
Besides being on high alert for another volcanic eruption, Kumamoto residents are growing increasingly concerned about the long-term prospects for the prefecture’s tourism industry, which has yet to recover to pre-quake levels.
Kaiju fans are familiar with Mount Aso as the site of the final battle in Rodan (1956). I visited Mount Aso in 2007. I didn't get to see much as the area was hit by a blizzard during my visit.

Mount Aso is spotlighted in The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan on page 46.

To read more, go here.

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