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.Chana Ya'ar, 6/12/2013, 10:28 AM

US Offers Direct Talks to North Korea

The US has dangled the option of direct talks before North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang dropping its nuclear ambitions.Chana Ya'ar, 4/15/2013, 5:30 PM

John Kerry in Japan on North Korean Crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Japan for talks to head off a nuclear crisis with North Korea, after meetings in China.Chana Ya'ar, 4/14/2013, 2:52 PM

Japan Ready to Defend Against North Korean Nuclear Missiles

Japan is preparing for a potential North Korean nuclear missile attack – or a missile test. Chana Ya'ar, 4/10/2013, 11:13 AM

Caroline Kennedy in Running for Ambassador to Japan

The daughter of slain president John F. Kennedy, is being vetted as the United States' next ambassador to Japan.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/2/2013, 6:17 AM

Japan and US Agree on Auto Exemptions in Free Trade Pact

Tokyo and Washington agreed on exemptions for the auto industry in a Pacific-wide free trade pact. , 3/6/2013, 10:29 AM

Japan Hosts First East Asian Conference on PA Financial Aid

Japan is hosting the first meeting of Asian countries to discuss the issue of financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/14/2013, 9:21 PM

Japan Shuts Down All Nuclear Reactors A Second Time

Japan is shutting down its nuclear reactors for the second year in a row for reasons connected to “safety standards.” Chana Ya'ar, 1/24/2013, 5:02 PM

South Korea's Electorate, Unlike Japan, May Move Leftwards

The South Korean presidential race is being fought over domestic issues despite the North Korean missile test.Amiel Ungar, 12/16/2012, 11:01 PM

LDP Headed For A Majority; Coalition May Get 2/3 Super Majority

According to the polls, Japan's LDP will score a crushing victoryAmiel Ungar, 12/14/2012, 4:42 AM

Ruling Japanese Party Headed For A Shellacking Say The Polls

With the caveat of many undecided voters, the polls in Japan predict that the LDP will return to power.Amiel Ungar, 12/7/2012, 3:41 AM

Talmud and Regional Woes Connect South Korea and Israel

Ilsoo Kim, South Korean Ambassador to Israel, tells Arutz Sheva of the similarities between the two countries.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 12/6/2012, 11:16 AM

Serious Differences Emerge Between Japanese Party Platforms

With Japan's elections less than three weeks away, the party platforms show sharp differences.Amiel Ungar, 11/30/2012, 5:24 AM

Japan's Noda Dissolves Lower House Goes To Elections

The DPJ party, convinced that its electoral prospects would not improve, has decided on early electionsAmiel Ungar, 11/20/2012, 2:56 AM

Tokyo Seeks Upgrade In Military And Economic Ties With The US

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is banking on the Trans Pacific Partnership to help contain China and please the Japanese consumer.Amiel Ungar, 11/12/2012, 5:54 AM

Japan and India Increase Cooperation to Counterbalance China

Faced with a more militarily assertive China, Japan and India are banding together.Amiel Ungar, 11/5/2012, 4:10 AM

Dissatisfaction With Japan's Major Parties Beckons To 3rd Force

Shinataro Ishihara believes that at 80 his time has arrived to influence Japanese politics.Amiel Ungar, 10/28/2012, 4:46 PM

Japan Gov't Crisis: Justice Minister Hobnobbed With Mobsters

Revelations that his newly appointed Justice Minister associated with mobsters have heaped further woes on Japanese PM Noda. Amiel Ungar, 10/22/2012, 12:58 AM

Japan's Shinzo Abe To Lead LDP Again - And Probably Nippon

Shinzo Abe will get another crack at leading Japan.Amiel Ungar, 9/28/2012, 3:11 AM

WWII Clouds Loom Over China-Japan Dispute on Senkaku Islands

The Sino-Japanese dispute has escalated into WWII memories, threats and boycotts as well as unleashing demonstrations.Amiel Ungar, 9/16/2012, 9:31 AM

Japanese Lower House Dissolution Imminent; Noda Honors LDP Deal

Yoshiiko Noda is paying the piper. He promised early elections in return for opposition support on taxes and is keeping his word.Amiel Ungar, 8/25/2012, 5:29 AM

Japanese Nationalists Fly The Flag Responding To Chinese Landing

Demonstrative landings on disputed islands by Chinese and Japanese nationalists have further enflamed Sino-Japanese relations.Amiel Ungar, 8/20/2012, 5:13 AM

Japan Concerned By Chinese Buildup And Use Of Military Muscle

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

Intelligence Sharing With Japanese Too Sensitive For Korea

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

Noda Pushes Controversial Policies Even With Risk Of Party Split

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

Japan & India Assail Non-Transparency In China Defense Spending

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

Expected Power Shortages Force Retreat From Nuclear Power Ban

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

Japan Joins Growing List of Countries Expelling Syria Diplomats

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

Japanese Rocket Carries South Korean Satellite Spacewards

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 Reactor in Japan Turned 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

Prime Minister Noda's Position Imperiled After Rival Exonerated

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

Japanese Economy Reels Due to Strong Yen and Aging Population

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

Noda Reaches Out to Liberal Democrats with Cabinet Reshuffle

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 Local Lawmakers Celebrate Senkaku Day Angering China

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

China Is More Concerned Than It Reveals on Japan-India Ties

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

Economic and Strategic Reasons Compel Japan to Relax Arms Ban

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

Following Kim Jong Il's Death US Assures Jittery Japan

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

Olympus Admits: Inexplicable Expenses Used to Cover Up Losses

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 Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Reactor

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

Scandal in Blue Chip Japanese Company is Salt to Economic Wounds

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

Japan Car Makers Trim Output Due to Lack of Thai Parts

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

Earthquake Strikes Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

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

Phillippines and Japan Announce Coast Guard Cooperation

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 'Roke' Smashes Into Japan, Heads for Nuclear 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

New PM Noda, the Farm Boy, Tries to Unify Party and Steer Japan

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

Japanese PM Candidate Choice Based on "Shadow Shogun"'s Status

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