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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸