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  • Japanese Terrorist Expresses Regret for 1972 Airport Massacre

    For the first time since his arrest 10 years ago, Kozo Okamoto, the Japanese Red Army terrorist serving a life sentence for the 1972 Ben Gurion Airport massacre, has expressed regret for killing. But at a meeting yesterday in prison with Kyoto University law professor Idio Oyeshi, Okamoto reaffirmed his allegiance to the terrorist organization…. More ▸

  • Japanese Envoy Tells Wjc There is No Change in Policy Toward the PLO

    Japan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Masahiro Nisibori, has told the World Jewish Congress that, in the aftermath of the visit to Tokyo by Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat, “Japan has not in any way changed its policy toward the PLO” and it “does not intend to grant diplomatic status to the PLO office… More ▸

  • Afl-cio President Condemns Arafat’s Impending Visit to Japan

    Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO, told Japanese labor leaders in Tokyo last week that an impending visit to Japan by Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat at the invitation of some Japanese parliamentarians was one they should shun. He expressed his personal revulsion against the PLO. Kirkland’s reiteration of his sentiments about the PLO–sentiments… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Japan

    The Jewish community of Japan, consisting of about 110 families, recently dedicated its new communal center and synagogue here. The inaugural festivities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Walter Citron, president of the community, the installation of Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman as spiritual leader and a dinner dance attended by the entire community and Japanese… More ▸

  • Japanese is Newest Member of Gush Emunim Settlement

    The newest member of the Gush Emunim settlement of Kedumim near Nablus is a 40-year-old Japanese, Sadao O Ham Q Hara, who will move into the settlement in June with his wife and three children, plans to build on export-oriented paper plant, there. The Jerusalem Post said that Q Hara is the leader of the… More ▸

  • Israel Karate Team in U.S. to Protest Being Barred from Games in Japan

    The Israel karate team visiting the United States in what it terms a political protest visit because it had been barred from the International Championship Meet currently being held in Japan, has completed two bouts against American teams. The first bout last week in Miami, saw the Israeli team, led by two South Africans, Dennis… More ▸

  • Exhibition on Anne Frank is a Great Success in Japan

    A non-profit Jewish marriage bureau, “Mazel Tov,” has been established by Rabbi Isaac Vorst of Amstelveen near Amsterdam, and Rabbi Hans Jacobs of Amersfoort, both Lubavitcher movement members, and a young couple who are social workers. The bureau will cater not only to the Orthodox but also to non-Orthodox, provided they are halachically Jewish. More ▸

  • Japan Returns Oranges Without Inspection; Israeli Officials Angry

    Israeli officials reacted with anger today after Japan ordered 600 crates of oranges retuned to Israel without an inspection. Many here saw it as an indication that Japan is moving more and more into a pro-Arab position. They noted that last week Japanese delegates voted to oust Israel from the Asian Games. The Japanese decision… More ▸

  • Conservative Synagogue, Hebrew Day School to Be Viewed on Japanese Tv

    An estimated 20 million Japanese viewers will watch a one-hour documentary film on religion in the United States, at the end of March, which will feature a segment filmed by a Japanese TV crew at a Conservative synagogue in Manhattan and a Hebrew Day School in Brooklyn, the director of the Japanese television network NHK… More ▸