Just Japan Podcast 34: Hiking in Japan

In Episode 34 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea talks to John Szalay, an American who lived in Japan during the early 1990’s and visits frequently. John is an avid hiker and geocacher who talks about his experiences hiking and geocachng in Japan. John has climed Mt. Fuji and has a lot of experience hiking in the Kansai Region of Japan. Kevin also talks about the sudden eruption of Mt. Ontake in Nagano and Gifu Prefectures that left 250 hikers trapped on the mountain on September 27th, 2014.

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Mt. Ontake Tragedy… (NEWS)

Central Japan’s Mount Ontake erupts; hikers reported injured

 

September 29th, 2014 Latest from BBC News:

Japan volcano: Search suspended as toll rises

 

 

 

Just Japan Podcast 34: Hiking in Japan
Just Japan Podcast 34: Hiking in Japan

 

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John's picture of sunrise from the top of Mt. Fuji.
John’s picture of sunrise from the top of Mt. Fuji.

 

 

 

You can see the Japanese soldiers who saluted John as he came down from Mt. Fuji.
You can see the Japanese soldiers who saluted John as he came down from Mt. Fuji.

 

John during his Ashiya Rock Garden hike near Kobe, Japan.
John during his Ashiya Rock Garden hike near Kobe, Japan.

 

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