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  • Japanese Recall Two Holocausts

    On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the Japanese city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb. At 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, 41 years later, a group of 18 Japanese from Hiroshima stood in silent prayer at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial here. They said afterwards that they prayed not only for the victims of… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Judaica Preserved in Japan

    The largest assortment of Judaica in the Far East has been established amid the Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in the old Japanese capital of Kyoto by a world-famous calligrapher, Kampo Harada. Ronald and Phyllis Show of Woodbridge visited Harada in Kyoto while on a recent business trip for the Pilot Pen Corporation of America,… More ▸

  • Adlurges U.S. to Press Japan on Adherence to Arab Boycott of Israel

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has called on the Reagan Administration and members of Congress to make clear in trade discussions with the Japanese that their adherence to the Arab economic boycott against Israel “puts in question their claims of being the champions of free trade.” In a resolution passed during the ADL’s national… More ▸

  • 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 ▸