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The Best Fake Kabbalah in Japan

How the Shin Megami Tensei games make appropriating Jewish culture fun.

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How An Israeli Folk Song Became a Hit on Japanese Video Game Soundtracks

Think you know ‘Mayim Mayim’? Think again.

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Mrs. Herskovitz’s Kimono

How the search for a singular victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb led back to Buchenwald

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Requiem for a Team: Israel Eliminated by Japan in World Baseball Classic

The Cinderella story of the tournament was defeated by its heavy favorite, Japan, by a score of 8-3

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Rabbi Marvin Tokayer Honored for Lifetime of Service Between Jewish and Japanese Communities

Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’

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Israel and Japan Have Been Strengthening Their Business Ties

Israel’s international partnerships continue to flourish, with much of it based on its technological sector

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Japanese Olympic Gymnast Does Her Routine to Classic Hasidic Song

Sae Miyakawa performed at Rio to the tune of Rabbi Nahman of Breslov’s “Kol ha-Olam Kulo”

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From Japan With Love

Mysterious photographs lead to some Japanese who rescued Jews from the Holocaust, with a boat, in secret

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A Prince Among the Jews

Japan’s Imperial Prince Takahito Mikasa—scholar, patron, pacifist, Hebrew-speaker—turns 100 today

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Israeli Food Big in Japan (Alright!)

Hummus joints and kosher food stands become popular with locals

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Anne Frank Library Vandalism Suspect Arrested

Tokyo police nab man caught on tape ripping pages out of the book

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Hundreds of Copies of Anne Frank’s Diary Vandalized in Japan

Other Holocaust-related literature also reported damaged

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Israel Tied for Second Most Educated Country

Report shows 46 percent of Israelis aged 25-64 have college degrees

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Daybreak: Stephen Hawking Is Not Boycotting?

Plus debates continue over Japanese and Bulgarian WWII history

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Beate Gordon (1923-2012)

At age 22, Gordon wrote women’s rights into the Japanese constitution

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Standing Tall

It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.

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Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more

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Daybreak: Obama’s Mideast Strategy

Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news

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Today on Tablet

The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, and more

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McStrategy

George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?

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