More Treachery: US Spied on Japanese Government

Wikileaks documents reveal that after Germany, France and Brazil, the US has spied on another key ally: Japan.Ari Yashar, 7/31/2015, 1:52 PM

Watch: 5 Mile Volcanic Plume Causes Japanese Island to Evacuate

All 140 residents of remote island ordered to flee as smoke and lava erupt from Mount Shindake, with magma explosions feared.Ari Yashar, 5/29/2015, 11:30 AM

Japan City Defends UNESCO Listing Plan for Kamikaze Letters

A party of history, or glorifying the brutality of war? Letters from Japanese pilots cause uproar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2015, 5:15 PM

World's Oldest Person Dies at Age 117

Misao Okawa of Japan, born in 1898, passes away of natural causes at a nursing home in Osaka.Ari Yashar, 4/1/2015, 8:18 AM

Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's Heritage

New initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2015, 8:38 PM

Bibi's Footsteps? Abe First Japanese PM to Address Congress

Boehner invites Abe, as Japan unveils largest warship since WWII as part of military buildup Abe is leading alongside Israel alliance.Ari Yashar, 3/27/2015, 11:04 AM

Rivlin Tells Ambassadors 'Israel is Turning to the East'

Rivlin hosts 20 ambassadors to Asian nations, stresses 'connection with Asia more important than ever to Israel.'Ari Yashar, 3/13/2015, 9:26 AM

ISIS Hackers Take Down Japanese Websites

Japanese Tourism Association, futsal team hijacked by Islamist hackers, plastered with Islamic State logos.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2015, 1:56 PM

Watch: Rivlin Sings and Dances With Japanese Christians

New sign of blossoming Israel-Japan ties as president greets delegation of Makuya pilgrims and thanks them for decades of support.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2015, 6:18 PM

Japan Pledges $15.5M Against Mideast Terrorism

Tokyo hopes shows its continued resolve against ISIS despite beheading of two Japanese men.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/17/2015, 9:05 AM

Japan to Give $15M to Fight Terror in Middle East, Africa

Newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported Japan plans to donate $15 million to fight terrorism, to be announced at global conference Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2015, 9:55 AM

Japanese Journalist Condemns Passport Confiscation

Yuichi Sugimoto, a photojournalist set to visit refugee camps in Syria, had his passport taken away by Japanese government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2015, 10:20 AM

Japan Debuts Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Cartoons reprinted for the first time in Tokyo, with Mohammed's face pixelate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2015, 12:45 PM

Japan Backs Abe Over Handling of Hostage Crisis

Tokyo defends seizing passport of journalist planning trip to Syria, noting 'high risk' of immediate danger to life for Japanese there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2015, 9:16 AM

Report: Japan Prevents Reporter From Leaving to Syria

Japanese journalist's passport seized, local media reports, after he planned to cover ISIS. Is Tokyo moving to prevent kidnappings?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2015, 11:44 AM

Netanyahu Rejects Claims of Helping Adelson in Japan

Likud party slams 'false report' in Haaretz claiming Netanyahu tried to advance interests of businessman confidante while in Tokyo.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 2/5/2015, 8:50 PM

Fearing Boston Marathon-like Attack, Tokyo Police Prepare to Run

Police to take part in Tokyo marathon to prevent attacks, following ISIS Japanese hostage beheadings and growing terror awareness.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2015, 12:18 PM

ISIS 'Wake-up Call' May Change 'Pacifist' Japan

Experts agree Japan caught off-guard by ISIS beheadings, will now boost foreign intel, push debate on constitutional change for war powers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2015, 11:14 AM

Will Japan go to War against ISIS?

Abe vows to 'punish' ISIS terrorists after dual beheadings, but can he get around the constitution? Arutz Sheva finds out.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 2/2/2015, 8:21 AM

Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to Abe Over ISIS Murders

'Cold-blooded murders' of Japanese hostages 'a chilling reminder' of importance of worldwide fight against ISIS, Netanyahu writes.Tova Dvorin, 2/1/2015, 2:55 PM

Jordan Vows to Do 'Everything' to Save Life of ISIS-Held Pilot

Amman pledges to save Maaz al-Kassasbeh after ISIS murders Kenji Goto before a prisoner swap can be arranged.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2015, 12:02 PM

Australia, Britain Slam ISIS Hostage Killing at Defense Talks

Australian and British foreign ministers Bishop and Hammond condemn brutal ISIS murder before defense discussions on Russia, Ebola.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2015, 10:46 AM

World Leaders Condemn Latest ISIS Beheading

"We will ultimately destroy ISIS," vows President Obama after the group beheads a Japanese hostage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2015, 3:43 AM

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