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Japan’s Mount Aso erupts blasting smoke and ash 7 miles into air

An alert has been raised after the largest active volcano in Japan began spewing plumes of smoke and ash nearly seven miles into the sky. The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued its third highest alert after Mount Aso exploded in the early hours of Saturday morning, ejecting volcanic rock and ash 6.8 miles high. It also […]

Why a 762-year-old Japanese temple was the perfect setting for a hackathon

Japan: It was 3:30 in the morning and the only sounds in the temple were of the summer rains pouring off the tiled roof and the keisaku slaps upon the shoulders of those of us sitting in meditation. Kenchoji Temple, pre-sunrise. A keisaku is a flat board made of oak or chestnut that looks something […]