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Japan Believes Chinese Army Has More Policy Clout

The Japan 2012 defense report signals greater alarm over Chinese military capabilitiesAmiel Ungar, 8/3/2012, 6:52 AM

US F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Off Japanese Coast

An American F-16 fighter jet has crashed in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Japan. No comment from US officials.Chana Ya'ar and Reuters, 7/22/2012, 2:35 PM

24 Dead, 8 Missing in Japanese Floods

Flooding in Japan has killed at least 24 as troops airlifted supplies to keep thousands of others alive.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 12:04 PM

Japanese Culture Caused Fukushima Disaster

Japan's parliament releases report on the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, says it was 'man-made,' born of Japan's culture.Gabe Kahn, 7/6/2012, 12:16 AM

On Eve of Signing with Japan, Korea Gets Jittery

The painful wounds of the past and the election campaign of the present have temporarily sidetracked a Japanese-South Korean treaty.Amiel Ungar, 7/2/2012, 5:31 AM

Japan Returns to Nuclear Power

Japan is returning to nuclear power, with reactivation of the first nuclear plant since all reactors were shut down earlier this year. Chana Ya'ar, 7/1/2012, 10:28 AM

Japan Prime Minister Willing To Do The Unpopular

Yoshihiko Noda, on issues from the sales tax to nuclear power, is willing to do the unpopular.Amiel Ungar, 6/21/2012, 4:10 AM

US Sits Back As India And Japan Question China

The US could sit back and let others question the meaning of the Chinese military budget.Amiel Ungar, 6/4/2012, 6:13 AM

Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactors For Limited Time

The realities of power shortages have forced Japan to backtrack from abandoning nuclear power.Amiel Ungar, 6/1/2012, 4:06 AM

Japan Joins List of Countries Expelling Syria

Japan says it will expel Syria's ambassador – joining numerous other nations – over last week's massacre in the central city of Houla.Chana Ya'ar, 5/30/2012, 6:00 PM

South Korea And Japan Team Up For Space Launch

While billed as a civilian venture, the satellite launch by Japan and South Korea has military implications.Amiel Ungar, 5/20/2012, 9:02 AM

Rare Tornado Storms Past Tokyo, Kills 1

A 14-year-old was killed Sunday when a rare tornado raced through Tsukuba city, some 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Tokyo.Chana Ya'ar, 5/7/2012, 12:12 AM

Last Active Nuclear Plant in Japan Turns Off

Japan's final active nuclear plant was switched off on Saturday with fanfare, banner-waving and celebration by marchers in Tokyo.Chana Ya'ar, 5/6/2012, 5:43 PM

Japan Consumption Tax Hike In Jeapordy

Ichiro Ozawa's exoneration spells trouble for Prime Minister Yushohiko Noda and his tax hike proposal.Amiel Ungar, 4/29/2012, 4:47 AM

The Yiddish Language Alive in... Japan

A Japanese linguist, who compiled the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary, proves one doesn't have to be Jewish to love Yiddish. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 12:22 PM

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan has taken its second-to-last nuclear reactor off line, and the last will be shut down in May, creating a possible power shortage. Chana Ya'ar, 3/26/2012, 10:42 PM

US Exempting Japan, 10 EU Countries on Iran

US president Barack Obama will exempt Japan and 10 EU states from banking sanctions, allowing trade with Iran.Gabe Kahn., 3/20/2012, 10:22 PM

Japanese PM to Barak: Don't Attack Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets Defense Minister Ehud Barak, warns against attacking Iran.Elad Benari, 2/16/2012, 5:43 AM

Japan's Graying Population A Millstone On Dynamism

While external factors and national disasters hurt Japan's economy, the graying population is Japan's fault. Amiel Ungar, 2/5/2012, 2:08 AM

Japanese PM Shuffles Cabinet To Speed Tax Hike

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda has sought to placate the opposition and revive public support by a cabinet shuffle.Amiel Ungar, 1/15/2012, 4:01 AM

Japan to Test Mother's Milk for Radiation

Japan may add testing for radiation in mother's milk to the health checks in Fukushima Prefecture.Chana Ya'ar, 1/12/2012, 3:11 PM

Japanese Politicians Land on Micro Island

While Japanese Prime Minister Noda wants to dampen down the boundary disputes with China, some local politicians want to force the issue.Aryeh ben Hayim, 1/3/2012, 9:16 PM

Official China Sees No Evil in Japan-India Summit

Japan and India boosted naval ties in a move seen as directed against China. China officially downplayed this but is really concerned.Amiel Ungar, 12/30/2011, 3:40 PM

Japan Can Now Share Weapons Procurement Costs

A party that was once identified with pacifism has abandoned Japan's limits on defense exports.Aryeh ben Hayim, 12/27/2011, 9:40 PM

Japan Called Cornerstone of US Pacific Strategy

Following the death of Kim Jong Il the US is trying to assure the neighbor of the nuclear dictatorship ha all will be well.Aryeh ben Hayim, 12/21/2011, 2:45 AM

A Major Blow to Japan's Corporate Image

Japan's Olympus Corporation has come clean, admitting that it used crazy consultancy fees to cover up two decades of losses.Aryeh ben Hayim, 11/8/2011, 7:44 PM

Evidence of Fission Found at Japan Nuclear Plant

Evidence of fission has been found in one of the reactors at the tsunami-struck Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.Chana Ya'ar, 11/2/2011, 4:45 PM

Law Enforcement Agencies Circle Plummeting Olympus

After firing CEO who questioned inexplicable payments to financial advisers, Olympus is target of probes.Amiel Ungar, 11/1/2011, 5:39 AM

Rising Waters Rising Yen Buffet Japanese Industry

The floods in Thailand and a rising yen have delivered a one two punch to the Japanese motor industry.Amiel Ungar, 10/27/2011, 4:32 AM

Miracles in Turkey's Disaster Zone

The temperature in eastern Turkey is falling. Search and rescue is becoming recovery, but there have been miracles in the earthquake zone.Chana Ya'ar, 10/26/2011, 5:30 PM

Moderate Quake Strikes Fukushima

A moderate earthquake has struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture, home to the Dai-ichi nuclear complex damaged in a March tsunami.Chana Yaár, 10/26/2011, 12:55 PM

Philippines and Japan Firm Up Security Ties

An overbearing China is triggering regional responses. The entente between Manila and Japan is the latest.Amiel Ungar, 9/28/2011, 3:30 AM

Typhoon Smashes Into Japan, Heads for Nuke Plant

At least 4 people died in a typhoon of 130 mph winds that smashed into Tokyo, heading for the Fukushima nuclear plant.Chana Ya'ar, 9/21/2011, 2:06 PM

Noda the Farm Boy is Japan's Prime Minister

In a rebuff to 'kingmaker' Ichiro Ozawa, the Democratic Party of Japan has selected Hiyohiko Noda to be Japan's next prime minister. Amiel Ungar, 8/29/2011, 9:52 PM

Japan's PM Choice Run by "Shadow Shogun"

The dominant personality of Ichiro Ozawa rather than policy is the major factor in selecting the Japanese PM, despite major problems. Amiel Ungar, 8/29/2011, 7:49 AM

Former Japan FM Declares Candidacy

Seiji Maehara, the former Japanese Foreign Minister, is now the favorite to win the August 29 balloting to succeed Naoto Kan.Aryeh ben Hayim, 8/23/2011, 5:22 PM

Japan's Ruling Party Picks New PM This Month

Naoto Kan with his anemic 15% popularity will soon be history and Japan's ruling party will be picking a successor.Amiel Ungar, 8/22/2011, 7:27 AM

Japan Parties Agree on Bond Issue

Japan's government and the main Liberal Democratic Party opposition in control of the upper house have agreed to a compromise.Amiel Ungar, 8/9/2011, 9:35 PM

66th Anniversary of Bombing of Japan

Sixty-six years ago this weekend, the USA unleashed a nuclear weapon of mass destruction against Japan.Chana Ya'ar, 8/8/2011, 11:34 PM

Japan Believes Chinese Navy Poses Threat

Japan, an Island Nation, believes an overbearing China will soon have a naval force that will pose a threat to her.Amiel Ungar, 8/4/2011, 6:57 AM

Japan Is not Germany

However unpopular he may be, most Japanese agree with their prime minister on phasing out nuclear energy.Amiel Ungar, 7/24/2011, 9:09 PM

Matsumoto's Pride and Fall

The resignation of Ryu Matsumoto has further undermined the position of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto KanAryeh Ben Hayim, 7/5/2011, 8:12 PM

Kan is Going but not Gone

As the problems continue to pile up, the Japanese Prime Minister is still vague about his resignation plans.Amiel Ungar, 6/28/2011, 12:22 AM

Japan Rattled by 6.7 Quake

Northeast Japan was rattled early Thursday by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2011, 3:12 PM

The Long Sayonara

The DPJ has failed to usher in a new politics and is resembling the LDP that it ousted. The impasse has fueled talk of a grand coalition. Amiel Ungar, 6/5/2011, 8:06 PM

Kan Faces No Confidence Motion

Japan's Naoto Kan confronts both the opposition and a grudge match within his own party.Amiel Ungar, 5/30/2011, 8:47 AM

Trilateral Summit in Tokyo

The Japanese natural disasters helped bring China, South Korea and Japan together, but the split over North Korea remains.Amiel Ungar, 5/23/2011, 8:02 AM

Japan High Court Rejects Appeal

Tokyo High Court affirms harsh verdict of six years at hard labor against a Hassidic youth accused of drug smuggling - but deducts “time served.”Hillel Fendel, 5/16/2011, 5:03 PM

Back to Business in Japan

As the crisis recedes in Japan we are back to where we were before it. Pressure on Naoto Kan to resign have resumed.Amiel Ungar, 5/1/2011, 11:18 PM

Tōhoku Recovery: '10 Years'

Japan's Reconstruction Design Council says recovery from the devastating March 11 Tōhoku tsunami-earthquake double-header could take a decade.Gabe Kahn., 4/28/2011, 12:15 AM

IDF Medics Back from Japan

Over the past two weeks, IDF medical personnel treated around 220 patients at Minami-Sanriko. They are leaving behind medical equipment.Gil Ronen, 4/11/2011, 6:14 PM

New Quake Shakes Up Japan

A huge 6.6 quake shakes Japan Monday as officials expand the nuclear radiation evacuation zone. Landslides buried cars, trapping several people.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/11/2011, 2:34 PM

7.1 Aftershock Rocks Japan

Less than a month after the massive quake-tsunami, a strong aftershock rocks Japan; panic, but little damage.Gabe Kahn., 4/7/2011, 9:26 PM

Video: IDF on the Job in Japan

The IDF has set up a medical clinic in Japan that has already treated hundreds of people - and has helped provide much needed fun to local kids.David Lev, 4/5/2011, 10:04 PM

Israel, Iran Meet in Japan

ZAKA volunteers in Japan work side by side with Iranian rescue crews.Yosef Zalmanson, 4/4/2011, 4:58 PM

Israel, Iran Partners in Japan

Search teams from Israel and Iran come together in the devastated Japanese town of Kamashi.Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2011, 11:39 PM

Chabad Gives Food in Tokyo

Chabad is working tirelessly in the disaster-stricken areas of Japan, handing out free hot food and raising funds for victims.Elad Benari, 4/1/2011, 5:15 AM