Crowds gather for rare 'Diamond Fuji' view from central Tokyo
Asahi -- Feb 06
The "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon of the sun setting over Japan's emblematic mountain drew a large crowd to Meijijingu Gaien on Feb. 4.

The spectators gathered in the early evening to watch a spectacular sunset over the country's highest peak (3,776m).

When the sun started to descend into Fuji's ridge, the rare view inspired audible gasps.

The Meijijingu Gaien site became popular after the old National Stadium was demolished last year to make room for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The demolition opened up the view of Mount Fuji from the middle of the Tokyo metropolitan area, more than 100 kilometers from the peak.

News source: Asahi
Dec 13
A window from a US military helicopter has fallen onto the grounds of an elementary school in Okinawa, Japan's southern prefecture. (NHK)
Dec 12
Severe weather conditions are expected to continue in northern and western Japan through Wednesday. (NHK)
Dec 12
About 100 police and firefighters resumed their search Monday morning for a three-year-old boy who has been missing in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, since Saturday. (Japan Today)
Dec 12
The American husband of a former Japanese abductee has died at the age of 77. (NHK)
Dec 11
Prosecutors investigating Obayashi Corp. suspect the major construction firm rigged a bid for the building of a maglev train station emergency exit, with one of the company's vice presidents brought in voluntarily for questioning about the matter, sources close to the case said Sunday. (Japan Times)
Dec 10
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Hiratsuka City for allegedly abducting a middle school student in Aomori Prefecture and confining her at his residence for two months, reports Jiji Press (Dec. 8). (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 10
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man suspected in 100 purse-snatching incidents over the past few moths in the northern part of the capital, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 10
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday raided an office of extremist group Chukaku-ha in Edogawa Ward over harboring a wanted activist, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)
Dec 10
Police in Hokkaido said Saturday they had arrested three of the crew members of a North Korean fishing boat on suspicion of plundering a remote fishing hut. (Japan Today)
Dec 10
Romance and love are inseparable components of the most sincere and deepest feelings people can experience. (j4l.com)