Aso-san

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Aso-san

(ä`sō-sän) or

Mount Aso,

volcanic mountain, central Kyushu, Japan. Aso-san is topped by one of the world's largest calderas (circumference 75 mi/121 km) that contains five volcanic cones. Taka-dake (5,225 ft/1,593 m) is the highest cone; Naka-dake (4,340 ft/1,323 m) is an active volcano. Cable cars carry people over the caldera. Aso-san is part of Aso National Park (282 sq mi/730 sq km; est. 1934), which also includes Kuju-san (5,866 ft/1,788 m), the highest peak of Kyushu.
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Mount Aso, about 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) southwest of Tokyo on Kyushu island, is one of the world's largest.
Staged at the foot of Mount Aso, an active volcano, it will make for a fiery Japanese debut for Messina -- who then returns to the States to perform on CBS' "40th Anniversary of the CMA" special to be aired this fall.
The images show Mount Aso near Kumamoto, Japan; Narita Airport in Tokyo; and Nagasaki Airport.