Episode 8: Bullet climbing Mt. Fuji

Please don't try to hike up Japan's highest mountain without a break!

Two Kyodo News journalists – Yamaguchi-san and Toma – and intern Kimura-san talk about the recent trend among visitors of attempting to climb Mt. Fuji without any sleep, a practice dubbed "bullet climbing" which is greatly frowned upon. Also listen to their childhood camping stories and their experiences of the outdoors.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Locals warn Mt. Fuji-climbing visitors to take challenge seriously

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Climbers pose against the rising sun at the fifth station of Mt. Fuji on July 1, 2023, as the summer climbing season on the highest mountain in Japan officially began with the opening of a route on the Yamanashi Prefecture side of the volcano. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo