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  • Jewish Group Demands Apology for an Anti-semitic Ad in Japan

    A large advertisement in Tokyo’s leading financial newspaper, claiming that Jewish financiers were plotting to topple the imperial family and dismember Japan, has drawn a demand for “an apology to the Jewish people” by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The headline in the one-third-page ad in the Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) — Japan’s equivalent of the Wall… More ▸

  • For Many Japanese Tabloids, Anti-semitism is Fit to Print

    Pundits have attributed Bill Clinton’s presidential victory to economic, generational and psychological factors, but readers of the Japanese tabloid press know better: Clinton won thanks to the machinations of Jewish-Zionist plotters. “A select group of Japanese editors and commentators charges that Clinton’s road to the White House has been paved by a conspiracy of American… More ▸

  • Japan Making Good on Its Pledge to End Arab Boycott Compliance

    Japan appears to be making good on its pledge to end cooperation with the Arab economic boycott of Israel. The government has advised leading Japanese firms to stop complying with the terms of the boycott, Foreign Minister Michio Watanabe told a visiting delegation of American Jewish Committee leaders here this week. He said the government… More ▸

  • Japanese Government Rejects Article Blaming Stock Market Trouble on Jews

    The Japanese government has taken the unusual step of repudiating an article in a major Japanese magazine that blamed an international Jewish conspiracy for a 27 percent tumble this year in the Tokyo stock market. At a news conference held last Friday in Tokyo. Foreign Ministry spokesman Sadaaki Numata labeled the anti-Semitic article “undesirable,” “inappropriate”… More ▸

  • Japan Ready for More Active Role in Aiding Mideast, WJC Leader Says

    Japan is now taking a much more active, evenhanded approach to the Middle East, according to World Jewish Congress Co-chairman Isi Leibler, who met here Friday with Foreign Minister Michio Watanabe. Among other things, Japan intends to play a role in Middle East reconstruction as part of the peace process, Watanabe told his visitor. Watanabe,… More ▸

  • Japan Said to Make Proposal to Facilitate Mideast Travel

    Japan is reported to have made a concrete proposal that might improve the economies of Middle Eastern countries and advance peace in the region. It was offered during a closed-door session of the multilateral conference on regional economic problems, held here last week under the European Community’s chairmanship. The Japanese idea is to ease travel… More ▸

  • Mcdonald’s Chairman Apologizes for Comments of Japanese Partner

    McDonald’s Corp. has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League on behalf of its Japanese partner’s “stereotypical references” to Jews in recent public comments. Den Fujita, the fast-food company’s business partner, wrote a book entitled “The Jewish Way of Doing Business,” which has sold more than 1 million copies. He told The New York Times in a… More ▸

  • Japanese Liberators of Dachau Join in Yom Hashoah Ceremonies

    Fifty Japanese-American veterans of World War II who helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp will participate in the Holocaust memorial ceremonies here preceding Israel Independence Day this week. The veterans will attend the opening of an exhibition of snapshots they made when they entered the death camp in Germany 47 years ago. The exhibit, assembled… More ▸

  • Japanese Firms Starting to Shake of Arab Boycott Strictures, Group Finds

    Japanese corporations are beginning to shake off the strictures imposed by the Arab boycott and show increased willingness to do business with Israel, an American Jewish Committee delegation reported after returning from a week of meeting with Japanese officials in Tokyo. The change began with the Persian Gulf War, according to AJCommittee President Alfred Moses,… More ▸

  • Japanese Minister in Israel, Will Discuss Arab Boycott

    Japan’s foreign minister arrived in Israel on Thursday to discuss, among other things, Japan’s continued partial adherence to the Arab boycott of Israel. Taro Nakayama created a moment of embarrassment almost immediately when he referred to the administered territories as “Palestine.” The diplomatic faux pas was attributed to the fact that a conversation he had…. More ▸