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Is Mount Fuji dormant? Companies prepare for X-Day

Volcanic time bomb pushes Mitsubishi Estate and Tokio Marine to ready clients

The last confirmed eruption of Mt. Fuji was in 1707. (Photo by Akiyoshi Inoue)

TOKYO -- The last confirmed eruption of Mount Fuji was back on Dec. 16, 1707, during the Edo period -- one of the largest in Japan according to Meteorological Agency records going back to August 781.

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