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  • Japan is Eager to Have Closer Relations with Israel

    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir was flying home today from his official visit to Japan “satisfied and optimistic,” according to Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem. Shamir met yesterday with Premier Yasuhiro Nakasone and Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe, and heard from both of them that Tokyo is eager to have closer relations with… More ▸

  • Japan Regrets Release of Okamoto

    Israel today underwent the painful and humiliating experience of being lectured to by a foreign country about the evils and dangers of surrendering to Palestinian terrorists’ blackmail. The Ambassador of Japan, Shozo Kadota, called on the Director-General of the Foreign Ministry, David Kimche, to inform Israel of his country’s “regret” over the release of Kozo… More ▸

  • Katzir Named One of First Two Recipients of the Japan Prize

    Prof. Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir, noted Weizmann Institute of Science scientist and one of its founding members, has been named one of the two first recipients of the Japan Prize in Biotechnology, to be awarded in Tokyo on April 20. The recently established 50 million Yen (approximately $200,000) prize honors researchers who have made original contributions to… More ▸

  • Drive Will Be Launched to Expand Trade Between Japan and Israel

    An organization combatting the Arab boycott of Israel will launch a drive to expand trade relations between Japan and Israel which have suffered because of “widespread compliance by Japanese companies with the dictates of the Arab boycott.” Kenneth Bialkin, chairman of the International Steering Committee on Freedom of Trade with Israel, announced the undertaking in… More ▸

  • Major Work by Israeli Official of the Wjc Issued in Japan

    A major work on human rights published by the Institute of Jewish Affairs, has been issued’ in Japanese translation here and its author, a senior Israeli official of the World Jewish Congress, has completed an unprecedented series of lectures on the subject in three Japanese cities. Dr. Natan Lerner, executive director of the WJC Israel… More ▸

  • Israel Philharmonic Visiting Japan

    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra left today for Japan, to give nine concerts under the baton of its musical director, the noted Indian musician Zubin Mehta. He told reporters yesterday the IPO’s first tour of Japan in 23 years was both politically and musically important. There’s not much cultural exchange with Japan… when the whole orchestra… More ▸