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  • Iran starts taking nuclear centrifuges offline

    November 2, 2015 | 10:16 am

    Iran has begun shutting down uranium enrichment centrifuges under the terms of a deal struck with six world powers in July on limiting its nuclear program, Tehran's atomic energy chief said on Monday during a visit to Tokyo.

    "We have already started to take our measures vis-a-vis...

  • Vandals destroy copies of Anne Frank’s diary in Japan

    February 21, 2014 | 11:27 am

    More than 100 copies of Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl” have been vandalized in public libraries in Japan’s capital Tokyo.

    Pages have been ripped from at least 265 copies of the diary and other related books, Japanese officials told the BBC on Thursday. It is not clear who...

  • Tokyo bank freezes Iranian assets

    May 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    A Japanese bank has halted transactions by the Iranian government in response to a U.S. court ordering a $2.6 billion asset freeze over the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut.

    A spokesman for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UJF confirmed the move to the Agence...

  • In Japan, pride in the Jewish response to tsunami

    March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am

    As I sit here in Tokyo with the first anniversary of the tsunami fast approaching, I recall my surprise the first time a Japanese person thanked me, as a Jew, for Israel’s immediate response to the disaster. It was certainly not the time to instruct that well-meaning person that...

  • Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

    October 17, 2011 | 11:49 am

    American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal in floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

    Raisman, 17, of suburban Boston also was the captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning squad in the absence of Alicia...

  • Japan braces for potential radiation catastrophe as 140,000 could be affected

    March 15, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Japan faced a potential catastrophe Tuesday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating toward Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies.

    The crisis appeared to escalate late in the...

  • Chabad ships food to quake-ravaged Japanese city

    March 14, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    Chabad-Lubavitch centers in Tokyo and Hong Kong have shipped tons of food into one of the Japanese cities hardest hit by last week’s earthquake and tsunami.

    The Tokyo-based Chabad-Lubavitch of Japan and the Hong Kong-based Chabad-Lubavitch of Asia have shipped bread, rice, noodles,...

  • Jewish groups mobilizing response to massive Japan earthquake and tsunami

    March 11, 2011 | 9:52 am

    Japan earthquake relief: How you can help

    Jewish organizations are mobilizing their responses to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.

    IsraAid, an Israel-based coordinating organization for 17 Israeli and Jewish humanitarian groups, said Friday that it has...

  • Israeli movie takes top prize in Tokyo

    November 1, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    An Israeli movie took the grand prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

    “Intimate Grammar,” based on the Israeli novel “Book of Intimate Grammar” by David Grossman, was awarded the $50,000 Sakura Grand Prize Film Award on Sunday.

    The film, directed by Nir Bergman, is about...