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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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 – 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 »
Milestone Research & Development agreement is expected to broaden economic ties between Israel & Japan
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 »
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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Regional Development Minister Silvan Shalom (right) shakes hands with Palestinian Authority Interior Minister Said Abu-Ali – Photo: Uri Lenz
“The industrial complex in Jericho was built for the betterment of the Palestinian economy.
The new sculpture symbolizes Israeli solidarity with the suffering of the Japanese people.
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”, 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 »