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Disaster Updates

2018 Hokkaido Earthquake

A strong earthquake hit Hokkaido in the night of September 6, 2018. More details


2016 Kyushu Earthquake

Strong earthquakes hit Kyushu in April 2016. More details


Volcano Closures

No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes:

  • Sakurajima (Level 3 - do not approach the volcano)
    Do not climb the mountain. Does not affect transportation and tourism.
  • Mount Aso (Level 2 - do not approach the crater)
    No-entry zone 1 km from crater. Closure of ropeway, road and hiking trails.
  • Kusatsu-Shirane (Level 2 - do not approach the crater)
    No-entry zones around craters. Closure of hiking trails.
  • Mount Shinmoedka (Kirishima) (Level 1 - potential for increased activity)
    Closure of hiking trails.