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Japan’s Restless Volcanoes

Japan is home to 10% of the world's active volcanoes, and a surge in small-scale volcanic activity has had the nation on edge in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. We talked to Nakada Setsuya, one of Japan’s leading volcanologists, about the recent spate of eruptions and its implications.

A Time-Lapse Take on Japan’s SightsNippon.com Staff

Set aside five minutes in your day to check out "Land of the rising sun," a video by Todor Vankov showing time-lapse scenes shot around Japan. While shooting, Vankov visited Tokyo (watch for the iconic Tokyo Tower), Kyoto (Yasaka Shrine in the Gion district and the torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine are unmistakeable), and several locations in Kyūshū, including Fukuoka, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima. I…

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