Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Japan on a four-day trip aimed at strengthening Israel-Japan relationship • Netanyahu’s meetings include emperor and prime minister, business leaders and economic officials.
During his time in Japan, Netanyahu will meet with Japanese political leaders, including Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He will also meet with Japanese business leaders and economic officials.
The meetings will focus on Israeli technological developments, particularly in the fields of cyber technology, water conservation, alternative energy, and biotechnology.
At a meeting in Tokyo on Monday with members of the Israel-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League, Netanyahu said, “There is a common bond between us: We’re both democratic, progressive, technological societies. You face North Korea, which is a rogue regime with nuclear weapons. We face the possibility of Iran, which is a rogue regime that wants to have nuclear weapons. They’re cooperating between them, and we should cooperate between us. I want to commend you for keeping the torch of Israeli-Japanese friendship alive, and now it’s growing stronger. And it will grow stronger with this visit. I’m confident of that.”