Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.
Before last Friday, Minamisanriku was a lively port at the heart of the mountainous Miyagi prefecture, with a population of about 17,000. But the earthquake struck just 80km from the town, and the resulting tsunami devastated the town, leaving much of the population unaccounted for.
We get the latest from the BBC’s Rachel Harvey.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.