Tag Archive for Israel Japan

Israel’s Intelligence Minister Katz: IDF will stop Iran from acquiring nukes

In Tokyo promoting a tougher Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz says that if the U.S. is unable to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Jerusalem will take action “by itself.”
• Israel’s gov’t won’t allow Iran turn Syria into its military base, he added.

Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


Israel is willing to resort to military action to ensure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, Israel’s intelligence minister said on Thursday in Japan where he is drumming up support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher line on Tehran.

On. Oct. 13, Trump said he would not certify that Iran is complying with an agreement on curtailing its nuclear program, signed by predecessor Barack Obama, opening a 60-day window for Congress to reimpose sanctions. Continue Reading »

Israel, Japan open Far-East skies with direct commercial flights


The new agreement, also allowing Israeli cargo flights via Japan to 3rd countries, will allow 14 direct flights weekly between Israel and Japan.
• This year brought new flight routes to Beijing, Hong Kong, and now Tokyo. “The skies to the Far East continue to open,” Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says.

By Ilan Gattegno


Israel and Japan on Thursday signed an agreement to form new, direct commercial flight paths between the two countries.

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JAL – Photo courtesy

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Japanese Ambassador to Israel Koji Tomita signed the deal in Jerusalem in a ceremony attended by Transportation and Foreign Ministry officials, representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Japanese deputy ambassador and commercial attache. Continue Reading »

Israel upgrades relations with Japan as Arab oil influence wanes


Japan is no longer reluctant to upset its oil suppliers with the geopolitics changing in the Mid-East as oil prices go down, so strategically, they’re not as important as in the past.



Japanese executives say they are increasingly drawn to investments in Israel as the price of oil falls and, with it, the influence Arab oil suppliers have on Japan’s decision-making.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Jerusalem. – Photo: KOBI GIDEON/GPO

Over the past two years, Japan and Israel have strengthened business ties, signing a series of economic agreements on the back of a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Israel in 2015 and Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Tokyo in 2014. Continue Reading »

Newest Israeli ally, Japanese PM follows Netanyahu to Address Congress

Boehner invites Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, a new key ally of Israel, who recently launched Japan’s largest warship since WWII, to address Congress.

By Ari Yashar


Israel and Japan have become key allies in just under a year, and hints of that mutual influence appear to be on display again as it was announced Thursday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address Congress on April 29, after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke there March 3.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner, who invited Netanyahu, announced that Abe was invited on Thursday, noting he “will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and we are proud to host this historic event,” reports The Japan Times.

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Israel’s President Tells Envoys, ‘The Jewish State is Turning Eastwards’

President Rivlin hosts 20 ambassadors to Asian countries, stressing ‘connection with Asia is now more important to Israel than ever.’

By Ari Yashar


President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday afternoon hosted 20 Israeli ambassadors and diplomatic mission heads to Asian-Pacific countries at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem.

“The friendly relationship between Israel and the rising powers in Asia represents an economic and strategic opportunity for both sides,” Rivlin told them. “As a state which seeks new markets for trade, the connection with Asia is more important than ever to Israel.”

The president stressed “Israel is more and more turning to face the East, we are witnessing cross-fertilization in the fields of education, industry, tourism, and security.”

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Netanyahu: Israel opens Asian markets due to Europe’s Islamization, growing anti-Semitism


Israel diversifies economic eggs into new baskets by looking eastward – not only because of Europe’s economic situation, but also because of strong anti-Israel feelings, anti-Semitism and the growing Islamization in major segments of Europe.


With Europe becoming increasingly hostile toward Israel and Jews, the Jewish State needs to diversify its markets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet Sunday just hours before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed for the first visit by a Japanese premier in nine years.

Visitn Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, January 18, 2015. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

“Western Europe is undergoing a wave of Islamization, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »

Israel welcomes Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his 100 strong delegation


Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe attended an innovation exhibition in Jerusalem today.

By Israel Gov’t Press Office


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived today in Israel at the head of a delegation of over 100 government officials and presidents of leading global Japanese companies in order to expand bilateral economic cooperation.

Israel welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe – Photo GPO

Japan is considered the third largest economy in the world with a GDP of $4.73 trillion (2013). This is the first visit to Israel by a Japanese Prime Minister since 2006.

At the start of their meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu said:

“I’m delighted to welcome you, Prime Minister.

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Passing Japan Alliance Plan, Israel-Asian Coalition Takes Shape

PM Natanyahu unveils landmark alliance policy with Japan-China-India detailing economic/cultural/tourism plan involving many of Israel’s ministries to solidify ties with Asia.

By Ari Yashar


A roadmap plan to radically strengthen economic ties with Japan introduced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was approved by the Cabinet on Sunday, and paves the way for a strategic array of alliances with three Asian superpowers – Japan, China and India.

“The State of Israel must vary the markets in which we are active. In the last two years, I have met with the leaders of China, Japan and India as part of a comprehensive policy of turning to major markets including Latin America and Africa,” explained Netanyahu.

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WATCH: Israel’s anime campaign effort to woo Japanese tourism

Israel launches animated Japanese web series highlighting 2 young sisters visiting Israel in hopes of promoting Japanese tourism.

Israel’s ambassador: the goal is to ‘connect to Japanese pop culture & use anime to reach the youth by displaying Israel beyond the conflict.’

By Itamar Eichner



Meet Saki and Noriki – Israel’s new animated ambassadors to Japan. Israel’s embassy in Tokyo recently launched いいね!イスラエル or ‘Israel, Like!’, a new web series of the anime genre, in the hopes of enticing Japanese tourists to visit the holy land.

YouTube screenshot

The unprecedented public relations campaign will involve no less than seven episodes in which Saki and her sister Moriki visit different parts of Israel, and of course fall in love. Continue Reading »

Japan Digs into Israel’s Market With Its Best Kosher Food & Drink

Japanese & Israeli trade officials and businessmen all agree: Japan has found a market in Israel, and the sake has just started flowing.

By Ari Yashar



As America and Europe become ever more critical in foisting political agendas on their relations with Israel, the Jewish state is turning its eyes to the east – where it has found a natural ally in Japan, holder of the world’s third-largest GDP.

Bringing Japanese food to the heart of Jerusalem

Bringing Japanese food to the heart of Jerusalem – Different View

That alliance is advancing rapidly under the guidance of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a government-related group whose representatives at the Japanese Culture Week in Jerusalem told Arutz Sheva  on Monday night they are witnessing something of a renaissance in Japanese-Israeli trade. Continue Reading »

Israel & Japan Sign Research and Development Agreement


Milestone Research & Development agreement is expected to broaden economic ties between Israel & Japan

By i24news


Japan and Israel signed a milestone Research and Development cooperation agreement on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on June 24, 2014 following the end of an ordinary Diet session – Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

The agreement will reportedly supply funding for projects carried out jointly by companies and research centers in both countries.

“We continue our efforts to strengthen economic ties with the countries of East Asia, one manifestation of which is the agreement for parallel support of industrial R&D carried out jointly between Japan and Israel,” Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett was quoted as saying by the Post in response to news of the deal. Continue Reading »

Japan gives Israel, Jordan & Palestinians a new industrial complex in Jericho


Israel’s Regional Development Minister Silvan Shalom said yesterday in Jericho, “The industrial sector will provide jobs to thousands of workers & is part of a series of projects whose goal is to aid the Palestinian economy & promote regional cooperation.”

By Daniel Siryoti


Israel, The Palestinian Authority, Jordan and Japan inaugurated a new industrial complex in Jericho on Thursday, a project funded by Japan that will bolster the Palestinian economy.
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Japan Dedicates the Statue ‘Rebirth & Resurrection’ Honoring Israeli Tsunami Aid

The new sculpture symbolizes Israeli solidarity with the suffering of the Japanese people.

By  Yossi Aloni


Two years after a massive tsunami ravaged the eastern seaboard of Japan, the people of one of the hardest hit towns, Yanmei-Sanriku, have inaugurated a statue honoring the assistance that Israel provided in their darkest hour.

Titled “Rebirth and Resurrection” Photo: .israeltoday.co.ilTitled “Rebirth and Resurrection”, the statue was produced by Israeli artist David Susanna, and was installed in front of the municipal offices and temporary Israeli hospitals established in Yanmei-Sanriku.

Immediately after the tsunami hit in 2011, an Israeli medical delegation was dispatched and worked tirelessly to aid the people of the entire Tohoku region. Continue Reading »