Places & Travel
11/14, Arts Culture Tourism from Tokyo
The former village Kanbara in Gunma prefecture, originally buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Asama in 1783, was shown to the public over the weekend. The Tenmei eruption not only devastated the village but also remodeling the local landscape which has come to be known as the Pompeii of Japan. Meanwhile the Japanese Emperor and Empress, on tour in Hyogo prefecture, visited one of the world's fastest supercomputers, Fugaku, currently being used to study AI in the field of life science, predict future weather patterns and embrace the future of quantum computing.