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Tragedy on Mount OntakeJapan (MNN) — Mount Ontake’s unexpected volcanic eruption is the deadliest in Japan since 1926.

The death toll is at 48 after as more victims were discovered on the summit, noted media reports yesterday. According to Japan’s Meteorological Society, Mount Ontake is Japan’s second-highest active volcano; it last had a minor eruption seven years ago.

Caution is prudent. On Saturday, the eruption of the 10,062-foot peak, 125 miles west of Tokyo, blanketed the peak with a deadly rain of ash and stone. Asian Access Vice President for Advancement Jeff Johnston explains, “The eruption really

 

Collaboration and North American missionsUSA (MNN) — The 2014 Missio Nexus Leadership Conference for North American mission groups has come to an end. However, the new strategies and relationships formed during the four-day event in Atlanta, Georgia are only just beginning. Among the major takeaways from this year’s event: collaboration.

“T...

jpn-temp-housing-2Ruth Kramer of Mission Network News speaking with Joe Handley about Japan’s state after 3 years following the triple disaster. 179,000+ people still remain in some form of temporary housing, even though the government had planned to move them out after two years. Some of these temporary buildings a...

Triple disaster effects linger in JapanJapan (MNN) — It’s been about three and a half years since the triple disaster–earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster–hit Japan and devastated hundreds of thousands. (Refresh your memory here).

We spoke to Joe Handley of Asian Access about what Japan looks like in light of these disasters...

(Image courtesy NASA)Japan (MNN) — Typhoon Neoguri was downgraded from “super typhoon” status but still socked Japan with a powerful punch.

Neoguri (which means raccoon in Korean) left a destructive trail throughout the Okinawa island chain with strong winds, heavy rain, and large waves. Even so, Takeshi Takazawa...

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