Japanese Foreign Ministry Officials - July 2017

In coordination with AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute, Project Interchange will host a delegation of 12 Japanese Foreign Ministry Officials in Israel.

This seminar is designed to further enhance Israel-Japanese relations. The program will include sessions focused on Israel’s geopolitical and security challenges; cybersecurity; foreign policy; and economic cooperation. Highlights of an intense itinerary include meetings with officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Knesset, policy and academic leaders; trips to the northern and southern borders; a visit to the Jericho Agro Industrial Park, of which Japan is an active partner; and meetings with Palestinian academic and political leaders.

Participants will also visit areas of historical and religious importance around the country, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the White City of Tel Aviv – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The seminar will include a festive dinner with the Japanese Ambassador to Israel. This seminar marks Project Interchange’s first delegation from Japan.