Japan evacuated 46 more people from Israel, including 20 Japanese, with the evacuees arriving in Tokyo on Friday as Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa arrived in Israel for talks with her Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.

Kamikawa's visit to the Middle East come as Tokyo looks to play a role in helping calm the worsening conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip while addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Kamikawa spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen for about 40 minutes, talks that were followed by a meeting with families of hostages taken by Hamas militants that also lasted around 40 minutes.