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Japan prepares for future eruptions(Nikkei)

volcano2_middle_320TOKYO — Volcanoes have shaped the very landscape of Japan. They have loomed as a constant danger, but also have provided great benefits.

There are 110 volcanoes in the country classified as active, and 47 of these are monitored at all hours. It is a question of when, not if, another major eruption will occur. The key for experts and those living here is to be as ready as possible.

The report linked below explores the current state of volcanic research in Japan and ways to predict eruptions. With text and interactive graphics, we take a look at the history and science of volcanoes and meet those on the front lines of research.

Click here to go to the special feature, Japan: Islands of Fire


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