Japanese PM: We Will Never Forgive Terrorists

Shinzo Abe denounces ISIS's "heinous and despicable terrorist acts" after group releases video showing execution of hostage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2015, 1:50 AM

ISIS Executes Remaining Japanese Hostage

Islamic State terror group releases video showing beheading of Kenji Goto; Jordanian pilot's fate still unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2015, 10:48 PM

Talks to Free Japanese, Jordanian ISIS Hostages 'Deadlocked'

Deadline for prisoner swap with Jordan passes, but still no word on the fate of Kenji Goto or Maaz al-Kassasbeh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2015, 6:29 PM

Jordan Arrests Two 'Reporters' Over Hostage Swap Rumors

Managers of Jordanian website arrested for fueling rumors suicide bomber in Jordanian custody to be exchanged for ISIS hostage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 1:41 PM

ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

ISIS threatens to execute Jordanian pilot if female suicide bomber not released by sunset, new recording by Japanese hostage states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 8:37 AM

ISIS Wants Female Jihadist Released by Sunset

In new recording, Japanese hostage Kenji Goto issues new threat to Jordan on behalf of ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 3:44 AM

Japanese PM Calls ISIS Threat 'Utterly Despicable'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saye he is "appalled" by ISIS threat to kill a Japanese hostage within 24 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2015, 5:16 AM

ISIS Gives 24 Hours to Save Japanese, Jordanian Hostage

ISIS in new video demands release of failed female suicide bomber from Jordan, giving deadline to rescue Kenji Goto and Jordanian pilot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 5:26 PM

Is ISIS Deliberately Torpedoing US's International Relations?

Analysts say ISIS's demands for a prisoner swap with Japan, Jordan is a deliberate nose-thumbing at the international coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 12:55 PM

Japan, Jordan Working to Free Kenji Goto and Downed Pilot

Hostages taken captive by ISIS on the negotiating table for the release of an Iraqi prisoner on death row in Amman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 8:03 AM

UN Security Council Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

15-member council issues unanimous condemnation of Haruna Yukawa's murder as 'heinous and cowardly act.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2015, 10:54 PM

Obama Condemns 'Outrageous' Murder of Japanese ISIS Hostage

Authenticity of video still not confirmed, but increasing signs 'rushed' footage of Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State terrorists is real.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2015, 2:07 PM

Bibi Defends Congress Trip: I'll Go Anywhere to Defend Israel

Netanyahu warns critics it is his responsibility as PM to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons, during Cabinet meeting Sunday.Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2015, 1:15 PM

Obama Expresses Solidarity with Japan

During official visit to India, US President Obama phones Japanese PM to offer condolences and convey solidarity with the Asian nation.Cynthia Blank, 1/25/2015, 9:45 AM

Japanese Hostage's Father 'Totally Blank'

Shoichi Yukawa, father of Haruna, completely distraught after video claiming his son has been executed posted online.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2015, 8:59 AM

Japan: Video Showing ISIS Execution 'Highly Credible'

Japan's PM says the credibility of a video announcing the execution of a Japanese hostage by ISIS is "high".Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2015, 3:20 AM

World Leaders Call for ISIS to Release Japanese Hostage

US President, British Prime Minister condemn new ISIS video of Kenji Goto begging for his life Saturday night, ISIS's 'murderous barbarity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2015, 10:48 PM

ISIS Kills One Japanese Hostage, Demands Terrorist Release

Video uploaded to ISIS Twitter account shows Kenji Goto pleading for his life; in first, ransom fee waived in lieu of release of terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2015, 6:20 PM

Mother Pleads with ISIS as Deadline Passes: Kenji is No Enemy

ISIS's threat to behead two Japanese approaches moment of truth, as journalist's mother asks for mercy for son who recently had a new child.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2015, 9:33 AM

Clock Ticking for Japanese ISIS Hostages as Deadline Looms

Official says ISIS misunderstood Japan's foreign policy, which is purely humanitarian; 'We don't want to fight the Islamic world'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2015, 1:05 PM

'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.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2015, 12:39 PM

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?Ari Yashar, 1/20/2015, 9:07 PM

US Calls for ISIS to Release Japanese Hostages

State Department expresses support of Japan, condemns ISIS threat to behead captives; Kerry to speak with Japanese counterpart.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 9:02 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 3:56 PM

Report: One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

Local media reveals Haruna Yukawa has a history of suicide attempts, may have gone to Syria to die.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 1:26 PM

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.Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar, 1/20/2015, 11:42 AM

ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

Japanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2015, 9:58 AM

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2015, 2:14 PM

Japanese PM: Technology, Counter-terror Partnership with Israel

In historic visit to Israel, Abe and Netanyahu discuss rapid expanse in ties, from technology to economics, counter-terror to diplomacy.Ari Yashar, 1/19/2015, 9:04 AM

Japan PM Begins 3-Day Trip to Israel, Ramallah

Netanyahu is reportedly planning to discuss the ICC probe of Israel's 'war crimes' with Shinzo Abe, whose country is a major ICC donor.AFP and Arutz Sheva staff, 1/18/2015, 5:55 PM

PM: Forget Europe, We're Doing Business with Asia

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu suggested Sunday that Israeli businesspeople change their focus from Western Europe to other areas.Moshe Cohen, 1/18/2015, 5:31 PM

Netanyahu: ICC Inquiry is Height of Hypocrisy

At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu discusses ICC probe, Japan PM's visit and the plan to raise Israel's minimum wage.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2015, 2:03 PM

Japanese PM to Make Historical Israel Visit Solidifying Ties

Sealing the deal as Israel-Japan alliance takes shape, Abe will bring 30 companies to expand bilateral ties and counter-terror cooperation.Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 8:08 AM

Israel Passes Japan Alliance Plan, Asian Coalition Takes Shape

Comprehensive plan involving many ministries to solidify Israeli ties with Japan, as PM unveils alliance policy with Japan-China-India.Ari Yashar, 1/6/2015, 4:04 PM

Japanese Paper Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Ad

Sankei Shimbun admits to screening flub as author allowed to promote conspiracy theory books in a regional edition of the paper.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2014, 6:22 PM

Official Israeli Delegation Leaves to Solidify Japanese Alliance

50-day visit of leading government and industrial representatives sets out as Japanese trade booms.Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 1:02 PM

Watch: Israel's Embassy Asks Japanese to Visit - in Anime

Embassy takes a novel approach to encouraging tourism with a promo video in Japanese anime style, as ties flourish.Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 1:33 PM

Discovering Japan's 'Jewish Connection' in the Taiko Drumbeats

Diverse sounds harmonize in the music of Marré Ishii, who says Japan is fascinated with, and exists partially thanks to, the Jews.Ari Yashar, 10/24/2014, 3:22 PM

Japan is Coming to Israel – With Its Best Kosher Food

Trade officials, Japanese and Israeli businessmen all agree: Japan has found the Israeli market, and the sake has just started flowing.Ari Yashar, 10/23/2014, 8:34 PM

'Two Eternal Nations' Meet at Jerusalem's Japanese Culture Week

Though separated by thousands of miles, Japan and Israel are closer than you might think; Mayor Barkat lauds ties at fascinating event.Ari Yashar, 10/21/2014, 4:30 PM

Japanese LED Inventors win Nobel Physics Prize

Three scientists who invented ubiquitous energy-saving lights get the Nobel nod - and $1.2 million in prize money.Ari Yashar, 10/7/2014, 2:09 PM

Jerusalem Celebrates Japanese Culture

Municipality to hold week-long events celebrating Japanese cuisine, martial arts, music and movies as two nations strengthen ties.Ari Yashar, 10/6/2014, 3:01 PM

Israel and Japan Sign Historic Industrial R&D Agreement

Israel first state to sign agreement on reciprocal industrial research and development ties with Japan; heralds stronger bilateral ties.Ari Yashar, 7/7/2014, 2:24 PM

PM: We'll Take Peace With Just Half the Palestinians

In an interview in Japan, Binyamin Netanyahu said that, if necessary, Israel was prepared to make peace with the PA even if Hamas remains.Yaakov Levi, 5/15/2014, 11:27 AM

Netanyahu Warns of Iran-N. Korea Nuclear Cooperation

Netanyahu tells Japanese press root cause of PA conflict is recognition of Jewish state, 'no new settlements in 20 years.'Ari Yashar, 5/14/2014, 9:16 AM

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.Ari Yashar, 5/13/2014, 5:55 PM

Japan's PM Visits Anne Frank Museum After Vandalism

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam, weeks after vandalism of her diary in Tokyo.Elad Benari, 3/24/2014, 3:12 AM

Arrest Made in Anne Frank Diaries Vandalism Case

Tokyo announces arrest in anti-Semitic vandalism case, motive still unknown.Tova Dvorin, 3/14/2014, 10:09 AM

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Anne Frank House donates to Japanese libraries following the vandalism of hundreds of copies of Frank's diary.Elad Benari and AFP, 3/9/2014, 4:32 AM

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.Ari Yashar, 3/7/2014, 12:40 PM

International Community Pledges $220 Million to PA

Jakarta conference for 'Palestinian refugees' sees huge donations to PA - but it is not enough for the UNRWA.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2014, 6:45 PM

Israeli Envoy: Anne Frank Vandalism Does Not Represent Japan

Israelis understand that the vandalism in Japan of Anne Frank's diary is "a single act," says Israeli envoy.Elad Benari, 2/28/2014, 5:15 AM

Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank Diaries

Copies of diary torn in Tokyo vandalism spree replaced by embassy, 300 copies to make up for 308 ruined books.Ari Yashar, 2/26/2014, 4:13 PM

'Diary of Anne Frank' Vandalized in Libraries Across Tokyo

Hundreds of books about the Holocaust found torn apart across Tokyo Friday; Japanese nationalist politics may be to blame.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2014, 11:34 AM

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.'Ari Yashar, 2/7/2014, 9:00 AM

S. Korea to Expand Its Own 'Zone' During Biden's Visit

Responding to China's 'air zone,' S. Korea to expand its own 'zone' escalating standoff. US expert: 'chance of conflict highest ever.'Ari Yashar, 12/4/2013, 8:46 AM

Biden Flies to Japan as China 'Zone' Standoff Heats Up

Japanese Defense Minister and British Naval Chief of Staff vow unity on escalating standoff with China.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2013, 10:20 AM