Japanese firm says it developed vaccine against COVID-19

Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc. says it completed development of a prophylactic DNA vaccine and will begin testing it in animals.Ben Ariel, 3/24/2020, 4:07 AM

Japan to contribute $22.4 million to UNRWA

Japan signs contribution agreement to UN agency for "Palestinian refugees".Ben Ariel, 2/28/2020, 5:04 AM

Japan: Woman tests positive for Coronavirus twice

Expert warns Coronavirus may lie dormant in patients believed to have recovered from the disease after woman tests positive after recoveringGary Willig, 2/27/2020, 3:40 PM

Health Ministry official enters isolation upon return from Japan

Professor Grotto, who was in Japan to promote the return of Israelis from the Corona Ship, entered isolation upon his return.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 7:21 PM

Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

Foreign Ministry warns citizens to avoid traveling to South Korea, Japan amid Coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 5:14 PM

Israelis from 'coronavirus ship' return home

Aircraft carrying Israelis from Diamond Princess ship lands in Israel. From there the Israelis were taken to the Sheba Hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2020, 4:39 AM

Israelis take off for home after leaving Coronavirus-stricken ship

Private aircraft takes off from Japan after 11 Israelis removed from Diamond Princess amid Coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2020, 3:26 PM

Israelis disembark coronavirus ship

All Israeli passengers alight except one Israeli infected with virus; Israeli embassy staff in Tokyo wait on platform.Mordechai Sones, 2/20/2020, 1:30 PM

Fourth Israeli passenger on ship diagnosed with coronavirus

After medical examinations, another Israeli patient diagnosed with coronavirus on Diamond Princess ship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2020, 9:41 AM

Two passengers on 'coronavirus ship' die

Japanese man and woman in their 80s die after being infected with coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess.Ben Ariel, 2/20/2020, 6:18 AM

Two Israelis leave coronavirus-striken ship in Japan

First Israeli passengers disembark from Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Ten others to remain on board until Thursday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2020, 11:16 AM

'Israeli coronavirus victims in Japan are in good condition, receiving quality treatment'

Israeli delegation visits 3 Israeli citizens being treated in Japanese hospitals for coronavirus. 'The hospitals are treating them well.'David Rosenberg, 2/18/2020, 11:02 AM

Hope for Israelis on Coronavirus-stricken ship

Insurance companies finance private jet to bring Israelis on quarantined ship back to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2020, 6:00 PM

Chabad of Japan continues to look after Israelis on coronavirus quarantine cruise ship

Supply includes everything from kosher food, hygiene products to flowers for Shabbat, to give Israelis stuck on ship best possible feeling.Yoni Kempinski, 2/17/2020, 4:04 PM

Israel working to return travelers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Preparations underway for return of 12 of the 15 Israelis trapped on quarantined cruise ship at Japanese dock. Infected travelers to remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2020, 2:44 PM

'We need to make sure Israelis with the coronavirus get the best possible treatment'

Israeli doctor with expertise in infectious diseases is travelling to Japan to assist in treatment of Israelis diagnosed with coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 4:31 PM

Japanese FM rejects Israel's request to remove Israeli nationals from 'coronavirus ship'

Israel asked that its passengers be allowed to leave cruise ship quarantined for coronavirus. Japan said no.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/14/2020, 8:59 AM

Israel attempts to extricate citizens from Japanese Coronavirus ship

Foreign Ministry asks Japanese authorities to remove 15 Israeli citizens from ship quarantined due to Coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 3:56 PM

Israeli woman on coronavirus-stricken ship has a fever

Woman on quarantined ship with 135 cases of coronavirus off Japanese coast suffering from fever, flu-like symptoms. Death toll tops 900.David Rosenberg, 2/10/2020, 2:13 PM

15 Israelis aboard Japanese cruise ship quarantined due to coronavirus

Over 3,700 passengers, including 15 Israelis, aboard Japanese cruise ship quarantined after 10 people were diagnosed with coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2020, 11:52 AM

Japan to send warship and planes to the Middle East

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East amid regional tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2019, 4:30 AM

The cats that took over an entire island

A number of islands in Japan have become a paradise for cat lovers in recent years with a much larger population of cats than humans.Metanel Rot, 12/15/2019, 3:58 PM

Netanyahu cancels visit to Japan

PM cancels trip to attend inauguration of new Japanese Emperor in light of continued political uncertainty in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2019, 8:34 PM

Supertyphoon Hagibis: Japan's most powerful typhoon in decades

Japanese authorities advise more than seven million people living in the area to evacuate their homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 10:33 PM

Israel signs defense MOU with Japan

Memorandum of Understanding signed with Japanese Defense Ministry in Tokyo to strengthen defense cooperation between Israel and Japan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2019, 3:27 PM

Direct flights to the 'Land of the Rising Sun'

El Al launches sale as it offers first-ever tickets for Tel Aviv-Tokyo flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 4:30 PM

Lapid: Iran deal endangers world peace

Blue and White leader meets with Japanese ministers, emphasizes importance of canceling 'Iran deal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 2:17 PM

Abbas wishes to strengthen relations with Japan

PA chairman meets Japanese parliamentary delegation, praises Japan's support for "Palestine".Elad Benari, 8/19/2019, 5:33 AM

Japan's largest insurance company to work with Israeli companies

Harel Insurance Group was chosen by Japan’s largest insurance company Tokio Marine Holdings to help find Israeli hi-tech companies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2019, 5:54 PM

South Korean dies after self-immolation at Japanese embassy

South Korean whose father was a victim of Japanese forced labor sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy.AFP, 7/19/2019, 12:17 PM

Japan: 33 people dead, dozens injured in arson at anime studio

In Japan's worst mass murder in almost 20 yrs., an arson attack on an anime studio leaves 33 dead. The perpetrator is in police custody.Sara Rubenstein, 7/18/2019, 5:53 PM

Trump meets with Putin, talks response to Iran at G20 summit

Trump meets with foreign leaders including Vladimir Putin, at G20 summit in Osaka. 'Don't meddle in our elections', Trump jokes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2019, 9:20 AM

Chief of the Japan Self Defense Forces visits Israel

General Kōji Yamazaki makes history as first Chief of Japan's Self Defense Forces to visit Israel since the countries established relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2019, 6:13 PM

Japanese PM to meet Iranian Supreme Leader, President

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Iran after offering Trump to help deal with Islamic Republic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 6:25 AM

El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

Direct Tokyo-Tel Aviv flights to take between 11 and 12.5 hours.Ido Ben Porat, 5/29/2019, 1:31 PM

One dead in stabbing attack near Tokyo

Man with knife attacks commuters at bus stop in Kawasaki, wounding at least 19. One child and the attacker himself reported dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 5:30 AM

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