Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

National Jul 9, 2018

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan

The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan moved above 100 early Monday, with dozens of others still missing after massive flooding and landslides destroyed homes and displaced tens of thousands. This is a selection of scenes of the widespread damage. Rescue workers hunt ...

Yamaguchi shrine stands out by offering lucky charms for all needs

National Jan 24, 2018

Yamaguchi shrine stands out by offering lucky charms for all needs

Kotozaki Hachimangu Shrine in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, sells over 800 varieties of colorful omamori (good luck charms), ranging from ones for anglers to travelers who want to avoid accidents. "We probably sell the greatest variety of omamori in Japan," said Katsunari Fujino, ...