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30 March 2017 - 3 Nisan 5777 - ג' ניסן ה' אלפים תשע"ז
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Kobe
Kobe, Japan - Jewish Community Print E-mail

In the Kansai region of the island of Honshu, Japan, sits the port city of Kobe.  The cosmopolitan city has a population of 45,000 foreign residents from more than 100 countries and is home to the Ohel Shelomo Synagogue, officially the Jewish Community of Kansai- the oldest surviving Jewish community in Japan.

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 The first Jews arrived in Kobe around the turn of the 20th century. Up until World War II, Jews flocked to the port city from Poland, Russia, Germany, and the Middle East due to its wealth and trading opportunities. 

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