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Watch: Aerial footage captures aftermath of Shinzo Abe shooting

Forensics experts are seen scanning the area where the former PM was shot.

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Japanese court upholds gay marriage ban

District court rules that Japan's ban on same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional, throwing out claims filed by three couples.

Japanese court upholds gay marriage ban

Watch: TV host lauds Japanese terrorist who murdered Israelis

The deadly attack took authorities, who were on the lookout for Arab terrorists, by surprise, as 26 were gunned down and 80 wounded.

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Russia, China hold nuclear military drill during Biden Japan trip

Russia and China conduct military exercise involving nuclear-ready bombers while U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan.

Russia, China hold nuclear military drill during Biden Japan trip

AJC delegation visits Japan to strengthens Japanese-Jewish ties

Delegation visits Japan to bolster ties with the American Jewish Community and Israel.

AJC delegation visits Japan to strengthens Japanese-Jewish ties

Russia halts peace talks with Japan over sanctions

Russia and Japan have not formally ended WWII hostilities, due to island border dispute. Those prospects look dim now.

Russia halts peace talks with Japan over sanctions

Powerful 7.3 earthquake rocks Japan

Serious earthquake occurs in northern Japan, tsunami alert issued.

Powerful 7.3 earthquake rocks Japan

Japan claims disputed islands annexed by Russia after WWII

With the world's focus on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Tokyo is again claiming an island archipelago under Russian occupation.

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

Japan and South Korea say North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

Japan, South Korea report missile fired off east coast of North Korea. Missile may have been a ballistic missile.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

Japanese museum tells story of diplomat who saved Jews during the Holocaust

Museum's new exhibit showcases the stories of Jews rescued by Chiune Sugihara during the Holocaust who landed in Japanese port city.

Japanese museum focuses on diplomat who saved Jews during WWII

World's first dual-mode vehicle kicks off in Japan

Dual-mode vehicle, able to travel on both road and rail, debuts in the town of Kaiyo in Japan's Tokushima prefecture. #

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Japanese Nazi-themed bar sparks flurry of outrage

Bar where waitstaff in Nazi uniforms served bottles of swastika champagne was shuttered after one week due to bevy of online criticism.

Japanese Nazi-themed bar sparks flurry of outrage

Japan: 5 flights delayed - by a turtle

Turtle wanders onto runway at Narita International Airport, causing planes to not take off until it was captured.

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Surprise: Japan's Prime Minister resigns amidst COVID freefall

With the country mired in an all-out COVID crisis, Japanese Prime Minister announced he would step down by the end of the month.

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Japan suspends COVID vaccinations due to contamination

Around 1.63 million vials of Moderna's vaccine, produced in Spain, found to be contaminated. No adverse effects reported so far.

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Japan suspends COVID vaccinations due to contamination

Around 1.63 million vials of Moderna's vaccine, produced in Spain, found to be contaminated. No adverse effects reported so far.

Japan suspends COVID vaccinations due to contamination

Biden nominates Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan

Barack Obama's White House chief of staff nominated to be ambassador to Japan.

Biden nominates Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan

Watch: Woman arrested for trying to extinguish Olympic flame in opposition to the venue

Police in Japan arrested a 53-year-old protesting the upcoming Olympic games in the country out of fear COVID will continue its spread.

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Watch: Rescuers trying to find dozens missing in Japan landslide

Rescuers in Japan trying to locate 80 people still missing 2 days after landslides tore through the seaside city of Atami.

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2 dead, thousands without power after mudslide strikes in Japan

Graphic social media footage shows a mountainside spontaneously collapsing, sweeping several houses away in seconds.

2 dead,  thousands without power after mudslide strikes in Japan

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.

Japan inspired by Israeli founder of non-profit for disabled

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.

Leading Japanese politician: "Our heart is with Israel"

Chinese Embassy in Japan tweets anti-Semitic cartoon

Cartoon was subsequently deleted after embassy was contacted by Israeli Embassy in Japan.

Chinese Embassy in Japan tweets anti-Semitic cartoon

Rivlin receives credentials of new Chinese, Japanese, ambassadors

President Rivlin receives diplomatic credentials from the new ambassadors of China and Japan to Israel.

Rivlin receives credentials of new ambassadors for China, Japan

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.

Backlash after Japan opts to dump radioactive water into ocean

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.

Japan observes 10th anniversary of Fukushima disaster

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, resigns

Japan's longest-serving premier announces his resignation, citing health issues.

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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.

Japanese municipality commemorates savior of Jews

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.

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

Japan ends coronavirus state of emergency

Japanese president lifts state of emergency, following seven weeks of coronavirus-related restrictions.

Japan ends coronavirus state of emergency

Hadassah to test second Japanese drug

Hadassah launches clinical trial in coronavirus wards, begins tests with 'Camostat Mesylate' in adition to 'Avigan'.

Hadassah to test second Japanese drug

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.

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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.

Japanese firm says it developed vaccine against COVID-19

Japan to contribute $22.4 million to UNRWA

Japan signs contribution agreement to UN agency for "Palestinian refugees".

Japan to contribute $22.4 million to UNRWA

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 recovering

Japan: Woman tests positive for Coronavirus twice

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.

Health Ministry official enters isolation upon return from Japan

Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

Foreign Ministry warns citizens to avoid traveling to South Korea, Japan amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Travel warning issued for South Korea and Japan

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.

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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.

Israelis take off for home after leaving quarantined ship