Holocaust tragedy and rescue commemorated at former Mir Yeshiva

Event held in Mir, Lithuania, honors son of Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara, who saved 2,700 Jews during the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/3/2019, 6:13 PM

Japan donates $7 million to UNRWA

Government of Japan contributes additional $7 million to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, 3/11/2019, 6:38 AM

9 injured in possible terror attack in Tokyo

Police say attacker had 'intent to murder' as he rammed his car into people celebrating New Year's on crowded Tokyo street.David Rosenberg, 1/1/2019, 8:38 AM

Five Marines killed at sea

Five crew members of fighter jets that crashed near Japan declared dead, search for them ends.Mordechai Sones, 12/11/2018, 5:37 PM

Two US aircraft involved in refueling accident off Japan coast

At least one Marine rescued off the coast of Japan after two aircraft involved in refueling accident. Search underway for six others.Ben Ariel, 12/6/2018, 2:07 AM

Report claims Trump pushed Japanese PM to allow casinos

Trump helped Sheldon Adelson advance Japan casino plans, report claims.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018, 1:41 PM

Japan: Death toll from recent earthquake rises to 35

Death toll from earthquake in northern Japan his 35, with 400 injured and 9 still missing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2018, 10:35 PM

11 dead, hundreds injured as typhoon hits Japan

Strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years kills 11, leaves thousands of passengers stranded and millions of residents left without power.David Rosenberg, 9/5/2018, 12:43 PM

Japan heatwave declared 'natural disaster'

Sixty-five people dead in one week as temperatures reach 'unprecedented' highs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2018, 12:35 PM

This Jewish man survived World War II -- in Axis-era Japan

Son of Russian-Jewish immigrants says his best friend was a member of Hitler Youth, but he 'didn't feel he was living among the enemy.'JTA, 6/30/2018, 11:02 PM

Japanese department store chain banned Golan Heights wine

Major Japanese department store chain banned Israeli wine from Golan Heights from Mediterranean food and wine event.JTA, 6/4/2018, 2:26 PM

Japanese store bans wine from Golan Heights

Japanese department store Daimaru removes vendor specializing in wine from Golan Heights after protests from citizens' groups.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/1/2018, 10:59 PM

Was Japanese PM offended by the dessert he was served in Israel?

Israeli media reports Japanese PM was offended after being served dessert in a shoe while dining with Netanyahu. Japanese Embassy denies.Ido Ben Porat, 5/8/2018, 3:36 AM

'A bad agreement based on Iranian deception'

PM Netanyahu meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, presents him with documents from captured Iranian nuclear archive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 7:56 PM

Japanese PM: We won't move our embassy to Jerusalem

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Abbas, reiterates support for two-state solution.Elad Benari, 5/2/2018, 4:13 AM

Trump: I spoke directly with Kim

US Pres. Trump says talks with North Korea are 'going very well.'Guy Cohen, 4/18/2018, 3:33 PM

Large earthquakes strike Japan, New Guinea

3 killed in New Guinea, earthquake strikes near center of 2011 quake which caused deadly tsunami.Gary Willig, 2/26/2018, 10:13 PM

U.S. missile interceptor test fails

Test of U.S. missile interceptor fails in Hawaii, the second such unsuccessful attempt in less than a year.Ben Ariel, 2/1/2018, 12:07 AM

Japanese PM pays tribute to 'Japanese Schindler'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits memorial to Chiune Sugihara, who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2018, 3:35 AM

Japan won't move embassy to Jerusalem

In meeting with Jordanian counterpart, Japan's Foreign Minister says his country won't follow in U.S. footsteps.Elad Benari, 12/27/2017, 1:08 AM

Israel-Arab peace talks in Tokyo?

Japan invites Netanyahu, Abbas to meet him and Jared Kushner in Tokyo to restart peace talks.JTA, 12/26/2017, 6:42 PM

Jerry Yellin, pilot of last combat mission of WW2, dies at 93

'Last fighter pilot' passes away 72 years after leading final mission over Japan in World WAR 2.JTA, 12/26/2017, 4:57 PM

'Tokyo is Japan's capital, Jerusalem is Israel's capital'

President Rivlin meets with Japanese Foreign Minsiter Tarō Kōno in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2017, 5:03 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Israel

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to make six-day trip to the Middle East, meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.Ben Ariel, 12/24/2017, 5:42 AM

Watch: Trump's Tokyo address

President Trump meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, gives on-air address.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2017, 8:18 AM

U.S. military flies bombers over Korean peninsula

U.S. military flies two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in joint drill with South Korea and Japan.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2017, 4:40 AM

Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Japanese security, intel agencies look to Israel for anti-terror expertise in preparing for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2017, 11:06 AM

Japanese PM calls for firm sanctions on North Korea

Following North Korea's latest missile launch, Japanese PM says the international community must send it a clear message.Ben Ariel, 9/15/2017, 4:36 AM

North Korea launches missile over Japan

North Korea launches missile over Japanese airspace, for the second time in a month.Elad Benari, 9/15/2017, 1:34 AM

North Korea: We will reduce America to 'ashes and darkness'

North Korea calls to disband 'useless' United Nations, threatens Japan and the US.Chana Roberts, 9/14/2017, 2:25 PM

Japan: Deputy PM praises Hitler

Japanese Deputy PM Asō says Hitler's intentions were 'good,' apologizes.Nissan Tzur, 8/30/2017, 2:50 PM

Trump warns North Korea: All options are on the table

Following missile launch over Japan, President Trump pledges support for Japan, warns Pyongyang that US will respond to any attack.David Rosenberg, 8/29/2017, 2:57 PM

Watch: South Korea unveils footage of missile tests

South Korea released footage of their ballistic missile tests as tensions with North Korea continue to climb.Tzvi Lev, 8/29/2017, 2:22 PM

North Korean missile flies over Japan

North Korea fires missile that flew over northern Japan. This is Pyongyang's second firing in recent days.Elad Benari, 8/29/2017, 1:00 AM

Watch: US Marines conduct readiness training

The United States Marine Corp's Artillery Kilo Batterery conducts readiness training in Japan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2017, 3:02 PM

Unexploded WWII bomb found at nuclear power plant

Bomb squad called in after bomb dropped by US on Japan during WWII found on premises of Fukushima nuclear power plant.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2017, 2:49 PM

Japanese PM holds talks with Trump over North Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe speaks with US President Trump, discusses how to handle growing threat.Chana Roberts, 7/31/2017, 1:42 PM

NK missile launch: Two US bombers fly over Korean peninsula

Two B-1B aircraft deliver American response to Pyongyang's missile test. Japanese and South Korean fighter planes join USAF bombers.Mordechai Sones, 7/30/2017, 10:57 AM

Japan and Israel: Together in aviation, education, and culture

President Rivlin speaks at ceremony marking 65 years of Japan-Israel relations, notes cooperation on education, culture, aviation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2017, 10:56 AM

North Korea fires missile into the sea

North Korea fires unidentified projectile which lands in the Sea of Japan.Elad Benari, 5/29/2017, 1:07 AM

Japan hotel operator under fire for anti-Semitic remarks

Japanese hotel operator says Jews 'control US information, finance, and laws' and 'don't have to pay any taxes.'AFP, 2/15/2017, 12:53 PM

Trump: We stand with Japan

Japanese PM calls on North Korea to comply with UN resolutions, Trump says defending Iran from North Korea is 'very, very high priority.'Chana Roberts, 2/12/2017, 7:03 AM

Why Japan bans Islam

Many wonder why Islamic terror has not struck Japan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 1:11 PM

Japan overcomes xenophobia, accepts 150 refugees

Japan to accept 150 refugees, PM says country has 'many things to do before accepting immigrants.'AFP, Chana Roberts, 12/21/2016, 12:34 PM

Tsunami waves hit Japan following earthquake

Several tsunami waves hit the northeastern coast of Japan, near the Fukushima nuclear plant, following 6.9 magnitude earthquake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2016, 2:05 AM

Japanese band apologizes for Nazi-like outfits

Sony Music and producer behind a Japanese girl band that performed in costumes resembling Nazi uniforms apologize.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 4:46 AM

Japanese pop group's Nazi-esque outfits spark controversy

Outfits worn at pre-Halloween event spark backlash as critics note strong similarity to Nazi uniforms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2016, 1:15 PM

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go mows down pedestrians

Addictive cell phone game kills one, wounds another in Japan as distracted truck driver runs over pedestrians.David Rosenberg, 8/25/2016, 11:02 AM

19 killed in knife attack in Japan

19 killed in stabbing rampage in center for disabled people outside Tokyo. Attacker said he wanted to rid the world of the disabled.Ben Ariel, 7/26/2016, 5:45 AM

Fresh photo of missing Japanese journalist emerges

Jumpei Yasuda, being held by an Al Qaeda-linked group, holding sign saying it's his 'last chance.'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/30/2016, 7:30 AM

Japan's business leaders come to learn Israeli 'chutzpah'

In a sign of ever growing bond, Japan Association of Corporate Executives picks Israel as first destination to learn key to innovation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2016, 4:28 PM

Turkey detains Japanese jihadist on way to Syria

Japanese man caught trying to reach Syria. Police confirm he was in contact with jihadists there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 4:44 PM

Japan backs France's peace initiative

Japanese envoy reportedly tells PA chairman his country backs France's initiative for a peace conference.Ben Ariel, 3/17/2016, 6:15 AM

Tourist wounded by Arab rock: Happy I'm in Israel

69-year-old Japanese woman visiting as part of pro-Israel group from Japan emphasizes: 'I don't regret coming.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/7/2016, 7:20 PM

Japanese students learn about Judaism from their chief rabbi

Japan's first chief rabbi, Rabbi Edery, fascinates Japanese high schoolers with Judaism, teaches spiritual message of Tu B'Shvat.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2016, 9:18 AM

Israel abuses refugees? Look closer at the rest of the world

New study reveals that, while foreign countries claim Israel abuses Palestinian refugees, they treat own refugees worse.Shimon Cohen, 1/14/2016, 8:23 AM

Japanese Jew joins the IDF in his grandparents' footsteps

From Iwata to the IDF, follow Daniel Tomohiro's voyage from the far east to defend Israel as his Holocaust survivor grandparents did.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2016, 8:04 AM