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Japanese find inspiration in life story of Israeli founder of non-profit for disabled

Japanese find inspiration in life story of Israeli founder of non-profit for disabled

Rabbi Kalman Samuels’ memoir about his son - rendered blind and deaf during infancy - has received international acclaim; recently in Japan.Shalva, 24/06/2021 14:22
Leading Japanese politician: "Our heart is with Israel"

Leading Japanese politician: "Our heart is with Israel"

Yasuhide Nakayama tweets well wishes and his stance that Israel has the right to defend itself from terror.Dan Verbin, 11/05/2021 20:59
Chinese Embassy in Japan tweets anti-Semitic cartoon

Chinese Embassy in Japan tweets anti-Semitic cartoon

Cartoon was subsequently deleted after embassy was contacted by Israeli Embassy in Japan.Dan Verbin, 05/05/2021 04:38
Rivlin receives credentials of new Chinese, Japanese, ambassadors

Rivlin receives credentials of new Chinese, Japanese, ambassadors

President Rivlin receives diplomatic credentials from the new ambassadors of China and Japan to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2021 15:36
Backlash after Japan opts to dump radioactive water into Pacific Ocean

Backlash after Japan opts to dump radioactive water into Pacific Ocean

Japan planning to dump treated water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean, as China warns of possible action.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 13:51
10 years since devastating nuclear disaster, Japan mourns Fukushima

10 years since devastating nuclear disaster, Japan mourns Fukushima

On Thursday, Japan commemorated the earthquake of March 11, 2011 which led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear plant.Dan Verbin, 11/03/2021 18:16
Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, resigns

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, resigns

Japan's longest-serving premier announces his resignation, citing health issues.David Rosenberg, 28/08/2020 11:28
Japanese municipality holds benefit to commemorate savior of Jews

Japanese municipality holds benefit to commemorate savior of Jews

Japanese municipality switches benefit concert to bake sale, honoring hero who saved thousands of Jews during Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/08/2020 22:39
The real measure of Japan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The real measure of Japan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

While most countries are still on a lockdown of some sort, Japan has lifted its nationwide decree of emergency. Opinion.Communicated Content, 15/06/2020 07:04
Japan ends coronavirus state of emergency

Japan ends coronavirus state of emergency

Japanese president lifts state of emergency, following seven weeks of coronavirus-related restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2020 13:41
Hadassah to test second Japanese drug

Hadassah to test second Japanese drug

Hadassah launches clinical trial in coronavirus wards, begins tests with 'Camostat Mesylate' in adition to 'Avigan'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2020 10:51
Experimental coronavirus drug arrives in Israel from Japan

Experimental coronavirus drug arrives in Israel from Japan

Israeli embassy in Japan worked to make Israel among first countries to receive drug to be tested at Hadassah and Ichilov hospitals.Mordechai Sones, 06/04/2020 18:46
Japanese firm says it developed vaccine against COVID-19

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, 24/03/2020 04:07
Japan to contribute $22.4 million to UNRWA

Japan to contribute $22.4 million to UNRWA

Japan signs contribution agreement to UN agency for "Palestinian refugees".Ben Ariel, 28/02/2020 05:04
Japan: Woman tests positive for Coronavirus twice

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, 27/02/2020 15:40
Health Ministry official enters isolation upon return from Japan

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, 23/02/2020 19:21
Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

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, 23/02/2020 17:14
Israelis from 'coronavirus ship' return home

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, 21/02/2020 04:39
Israelis take off for home after leaving Coronavirus-stricken ship

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, 20/02/2020 15:26
Israelis disembark coronavirus ship

Israelis disembark coronavirus ship

All Israeli passengers alight except one Israeli infected with virus; Israeli embassy staff in Tokyo wait on platform.Mordechai Sones, 20/02/2020 13:30
Fourth Israeli passenger on ship diagnosed with coronavirus

Fourth Israeli passenger on ship diagnosed with coronavirus

After medical examinations, another Israeli patient diagnosed with coronavirus on Diamond Princess ship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 09:41
Two passengers on 'coronavirus ship' die

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, 20/02/2020 06:18
Two Israelis leave coronavirus-striken ship in Japan

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, 19/02/2020 11:16
'Israeli coronavirus victims in Japan are in good condition, receiving quality treatment'

'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, 18/02/2020 11:02
Hope for Israelis on Coronavirus-stricken ship

Hope for Israelis on Coronavirus-stricken ship

Insurance companies finance private jet to bring Israelis on quarantined ship back to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/02/2020 18:00
Chabad of Japan continues to look after Israelis on coronavirus quarantine cruise ship

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, 17/02/2020 16:04
Israel working to return travelers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

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, 17/02/2020 14:44
'We need to make sure Israelis with the coronavirus get the best possible treatment'

'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, 16/02/2020 16:31
Japanese FM rejects Israel's request to remove Israeli nationals from 'coronavirus ship'

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, 14/02/2020 08:59
Israel attempts to extricate citizens from Japanese Coronavirus ship

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, 12/02/2020 15:56
Israeli woman on coronavirus-stricken ship has a fever

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, 10/02/2020 14:13
15 Israelis aboard Japanese cruise ship quarantined due to coronavirus

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, 05/02/2020 11:52
Japan to send warship and planes to the Middle East

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, 27/12/2019 04:30
The cats that took over an entire island

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, 15/12/2019 15:58
Netanyahu cancels visit to Japan

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, 15/10/2019 20:34
Supertyphoon Hagibis: Japan's most powerful typhoon in decades

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, 12/10/2019 22:33
Israel signs defense MOU with Japan

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, 10/09/2019 15:27
Direct flights to the 'Land of the Rising Sun'

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, 27/08/2019 16:30
Lapid: Iran deal endangers world peace

Lapid: Iran deal endangers world peace

Blue and White leader meets with Japanese ministers, emphasizes importance of canceling 'Iran deal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2019 14:17
Abbas wishes to strengthen relations with Japan

Abbas wishes to strengthen relations with Japan

PA chairman meets Japanese parliamentary delegation, praises Japan's support for "Palestine".Elad Benari, 19/08/2019 05:33
Japan's largest insurance company to work with Israeli companies

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, 24/07/2019 17:54
South Korean dies after self-immolation at Japanese embassy

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, 19/07/2019 12:17
Japan: 33 people dead, dozens injured in arson at anime studio

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, 18/07/2019 17:53
Trump meets with Putin, talks response to Iran at G20 summit

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, 28/06/2019 09:20
Chief of the Japan Self Defense Forces visits Israel

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, 21/06/2019 18:13
Japanese PM to meet Iranian Supreme Leader, President

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, 11/06/2019 06:25
El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

Direct Tokyo-Tel Aviv flights to take between 11 and 12.5 hours.Ido Ben Porat, 29/05/2019 13:31
One dead in stabbing attack near Tokyo

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, 28/05/2019 05:30
Holocaust tragedy and rescue commemorated at former Mir Yeshiva

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, 03/05/2019 18:13
Japan donates $7 million to UNRWA

Japan donates $7 million to UNRWA

Government of Japan contributes additional $7 million to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, 11/03/2019 06:38
9 injured in possible terror attack in Tokyo

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, 01/01/2019 08:38
Five Marines killed at sea

Five Marines killed at sea

Five crew members of fighter jets that crashed near Japan declared dead, search for them ends.Mordechai Sones, 11/12/2018 17:37
Two US aircraft involved in refueling accident off Japan coast

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, 06/12/2018 02:07
Report claims Trump pushed Japanese PM to allow casinos

Report claims Trump pushed Japanese PM to allow casinos

Trump helped Sheldon Adelson advance Japan casino plans, report claims.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2018 13:41
Japan: Death toll from recent earthquake rises to 35

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, 08/09/2018 22:35
11 dead, hundreds injured as typhoon hits Japan

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, 05/09/2018 12:43
Japan heatwave declared 'natural disaster'

Japan heatwave declared 'natural disaster'

Sixty-five people dead in one week as temperatures reach 'unprecedented' highs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2018 12:35