'I'm Entering ISIS Territory, the Responsibility is Mine'Poignant video reveals captive journalist speaking before entering Syria; Abe admits Japan in 'race against time' to save 2 ISIS hostages.
How Have Israel and Japan Become Key Allies in Less Than a Year?Abe's visit caps off a dizzying growth in bilateral ties, and heralds 'a new era' - what has been accomplished and what is on the docket?
US Calls for ISIS to Release Japanese HostagesState Department expresses support of Japan, condemns ISIS threat to behead captives; Kerry to speak with Japanese counterpart.
Japanese PM Vows to 'Lead and Solve the Hostage Crisis'Before leaving Israel ahead of schedule, Abe outlines steps he is taking to confront ISIS threats to behead 2 Japanese nationals.
Report: One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally IllLocal media reveals Haruna Yukawa has a history of suicide attempts, may have gone to Syria to die.
Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism''Taking people hostage is unforgivable and I feel strong anger,' Tokyo spokesman says after ISIS releases ransom video.
ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save HostagesJapanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.
'Israel and Japan: Two Democracies Threatened by Rogue States'Israeli and Japanese PMs hail friendship and new era of bilateral ties during historic visit, noting mutual interests and threats.
Japanese PM: Technology, Counter-terror Partnership with IsraelIn historic visit to Israel, Abe and Netanyahu discuss rapid expanse in ties, from technology to economics, counter-terror to diplomacy.
Japan PM Begins 3-Day Trip to Israel, RamallahNetanyahu is reportedly planning to discuss the ICC probe of Israel's 'war crimes' with Shinzo Abe, whose country is a major ICC donor.
PM: Forget Europe, We're Doing Business with AsiaPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu suggested Sunday that Israeli businesspeople change their focus from Western Europe to other areas.
Netanyahu: ICC Inquiry is Height of HypocrisyAt his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu discusses ICC probe, Japan PM's visit and the plan to raise Israel's minimum wage.
Japanese PM to Make Historical Israel Visit Solidifying TiesSealing the deal as Israel-Japan alliance takes shape, Abe will bring 30 companies to expand bilateral ties and counter-terror cooperation.
Israel Passes Japan Alliance Plan, Asian Coalition Takes ShapeComprehensive plan involving many ministries to solidify Israeli ties with Japan, as PM unveils alliance policy with Japan-China-India.
Japanese Paper Apologizes for Anti-Semitic AdSankei Shimbun admits to screening flub as author allowed to promote conspiracy theory books in a regional edition of the paper.
Official Israeli Delegation Leaves to Solidify Japanese Alliance50-day visit of leading government and industrial representatives sets out as Japanese trade booms.
Watch: Israel's Embassy Asks Japanese to Visit - in AnimeEmbassy takes a novel approach to encouraging tourism with a promo video in Japanese anime style, as ties flourish.
Discovering Japan's 'Jewish Connection' in the Taiko DrumbeatsDiverse sounds harmonize in the music of Marré Ishii, who says Japan is fascinated with, and exists partially thanks to, the Jews.
Japan is Coming to Israel – With Its Best Kosher FoodTrade officials, Japanese and Israeli businessmen all agree: Japan has found the Israeli market, and the sake has just started flowing.
'Two Eternal Nations' Meet at Jerusalem's Japanese Culture WeekThough separated by thousands of miles, Japan and Israel are closer than you might think; Mayor Barkat lauds ties at fascinating event.
Japanese LED Inventors win Nobel Physics PrizeThree scientists who invented ubiquitous energy-saving lights get the Nobel nod - and $1.2 million in prize money.
Jerusalem Celebrates Japanese CultureMunicipality to hold week-long events celebrating Japanese cuisine, martial arts, music and movies as two nations strengthen ties.
Israel and Japan Sign Historic Industrial R&D AgreementIsrael first state to sign agreement on reciprocal industrial research and development ties with Japan; heralds stronger bilateral ties.
PM: We'll Take Peace With Just Half the PalestiniansIn an interview in Japan, Binyamin Netanyahu said that, if necessary, Israel was prepared to make peace with the PA even if Hamas remains.
Netanyahu Warns of Iran-N. Korea Nuclear CooperationNetanyahu tells Japanese press root cause of PA conflict is recognition of Jewish state, 'no new settlements in 20 years.'
Netanyahu Holds PA Accountable for 'Every Gaza Rocket'Netanyahu notes unity deal has changed dynamics to Japanese FM, says 'we both face rogue states'; tells Emperor of similarities.
Japan's PM Visits Anne Frank Museum After VandalismJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam, weeks after vandalism of her diary in Tokyo.
Arrest Made in Anne Frank Diaries Vandalism CaseTokyo announces arrest in anti-Semitic vandalism case, motive still unknown.
Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to JapanAnne Frank House donates to Japanese libraries following the vandalism of hundreds of copies of Frank's diary.
Malaysia Bans Japanese Superhero For 'Allah'Comic of pop icon Ultraman 'lost in translation,' banned for Allah reference; part of wider Malaysian ban of word for non-Muslims.
International Community Pledges $220 Million to PAJakarta conference for 'Palestinian refugees' sees huge donations to PA - but it is not enough for the UNRWA.
Israeli Envoy: Anne Frank Vandalism Does Not Represent JapanIsraelis understand that the vandalism in Japan of Anne Frank's diary is "a single act," says Israeli envoy.
Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank DiariesCopies of diary torn in Tokyo vandalism spree replaced by embassy, 300 copies to make up for 308 ruined books.
'Diary of Anne Frank' Vandalized in Libraries Across TokyoHundreds of books about the Holocaust found torn apart across Tokyo Friday; Japanese nationalist politics may be to blame.
Pentagon: 'US Would Have No Clue If Iran Got Nuke'New Pentagon report reveals US unable to detect nations acquiring nuclear bomb, expert notes India example - 'we had no warning whatsoever.'
S. Korea to Expand Its Own 'Zone' During Biden's VisitResponding to China's 'air zone,' S. Korea to expand its own 'zone' escalating standoff. US expert: 'chance of conflict highest ever.'
Biden Flies to Japan as China 'Zone' Standoff Heats UpJapanese Defense Minister and British Naval Chief of Staff vow unity on escalating standoff with China.
US-Japan Wargames Amid China 'Zone' StandoffMassive naval exercise in region of China's new 'air defense' zone, as Japanese, Chinese, US and S. Korean planes face off in airspace.
Panasonic to Sell Semiconductor Plants to Israeli CompanyPanasonic is poised to sell 3 domestic plants to TowerJazz in restructuring attempts to cut back losses.
US Bombers Challenge China's 'Air-Defense Zone'Two B-52 bombers fly through China's new 'air-defense zone'; area includes sensitive disputed island chain controlled by Japan.
Tsunami Hits Japan After 7.1 EarthquakeA tsunami hit Japan after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in the country. No damage or injury reported.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Becoming a Nightmare?Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is facing new problems, just a month after a four-month hiatus due to major issues with its lithium-ion batteries.
US Offers Direct Talks to North KoreaThe US has dangled the option of direct talks before North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang dropping its nuclear ambitions.
John Kerry in Japan on North Korean CrisisUS Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Japan for talks to head off a nuclear crisis with North Korea, after meetings in China.
Japan Ready to Defend Against North Korean Nuclear MissilesJapan is preparing for a potential North Korean nuclear missile attack – or a missile test.
Caroline Kennedy in Running for Ambassador to JapanThe daughter of slain president John F. Kennedy, is being vetted as the United States' next ambassador to Japan.
Japan and US Agree on Auto Exemptions in Free Trade PactTokyo and Washington agreed on exemptions for the auto industry in a Pacific-wide free trade pact.
Japan Hosts First East Asian Conference on PA Financial AidJapan is hosting the first meeting of Asian countries to discuss the issue of financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
Japan Shuts Down All Nuclear Reactors A Second TimeJapan is shutting down its nuclear reactors for the second year in a row for reasons connected to “safety standards.”
South Korea's Electorate, Unlike Japan, May Move LeftwardsThe South Korean presidential race is being fought over domestic issues despite the North Korean missile test.
LDP Headed For A Majority; Coalition May Get 2/3 Super MajorityAccording to the polls, Japan's LDP will score a crushing victory
Ruling Japanese Party Headed For A Shellacking Say The PollsWith the caveat of many undecided voters, the polls in Japan predict that the LDP will return to power.
Talmud and Regional Woes Connect South Korea and IsraelIlsoo Kim, South Korean Ambassador to Israel, tells Arutz Sheva of the similarities between the two countries.
Serious Differences Emerge Between Japanese Party PlatformsWith Japan's elections less than three weeks away, the party platforms show sharp differences.
Japan's Noda Dissolves Lower House Goes To ElectionsThe DPJ party, convinced that its electoral prospects would not improve, has decided on early elections
Tokyo Seeks Upgrade In Military And Economic Ties With The USPrime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is banking on the Trans Pacific Partnership to help contain China and please the Japanese consumer.
Japan and India Increase Cooperation to Counterbalance ChinaFaced with a more militarily assertive China, Japan and India are banding together.