Fusako Shigenobu is a co-founder of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) that was responsible for the 1972 massacre at Israel's Lod airport. Shockingly, Shigenobu was released from a Tokyo jail on Saturday after serving a mere 20-year term.
The Japanese government awards the decoration, which includes a medal and certificate of honor, every year to people who contributed to Japan's international relationships and promoted its culture globally.
Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, knew he had to do the right thing and save as many people as possible, saying, 'I may have to disobey my government, but if I do not, I will disobey God.'
Beyond protecting Israel’s citizens, Israeli soldiers embrace another role: serving as a source of relief for people around the world. From Japan to Haiti, from Nepal to the Philippines and more, Israel's soldiers have worked miracles and saved lives.