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Toru Hanai

Circle of life: Japan's homeless banish despair through dance

Sep 11 2017

TOKYO Penniless and subsisting only on water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life.

Seven sailors missing after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with container ship off Japan

Jun 17 2017

TOKYO Search and rescue efforts went on after dark for seven U.S. sailors missing after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship more than three times its size off eastern Japan early on Saturday. | Video

Japan's Abe visits Shinto holy site before G7 summit

May 25 2016

ISE, Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday made a pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, a day before he hosts a Group of Seven (G7) summit nearby.

Japan's Abe visits Shinto holy site before G7 summit

May 25 2016

ISE, Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday made a pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, a day before he hosts a Group of Seven (G7) summit nearby.

Japan's Abe visits Shinto holy site before G7 summit

May 25 2016

ISE, Japan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday made a pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, a day before he hosts a Group of Seven (G7) summit nearby.

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps towards war

Aug 06 2015

HIROSHIMA, Japan Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan's moves away from its pacifist constitution. | Video

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps toward war

Aug 06 2015

HIROSHIMA, Japan Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan's moves away from its pacifist constitution. | Video

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps towards war

Aug 06 2015

HIROSHIMA, Japan Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan's moves away from its pacifist constitution. | Video

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps towards war

Aug 06 2015

HIROSHIMA, Japan Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan's moves away from its pacifist constitution. | Video

Death toll could double to over 80 in Hiroshima landslide, more rain falls

Aug 22 2014

HIROSHIMA Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. | Video

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