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Big in Japan

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the PM's office in Jerusalem, on July 24, 2013.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the PM's office in Jerusalem, on July 24, 2013.
Photo Credit: Moshe Milner / GPO / Flash90

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will be traveling to Japan on Saturday evening for a four day meeting to discuss increasing economic and diplomatic cooperation.

During the meeting, Netanyahu will meet the emperor and empress of Japan, as well as the Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abo.

Its expected that in 2014 the Asian market became Israel’s 2nd largest export partner, knocking the US down a notch.

Israel’s exports to Japan stand at $1.1 billion, and its imports at $1.5 billion. According to a Jerusalem Post report, there is a tremendous amount of room for increased trade with Japan.

Trade with Asia is nothing new for Israel. The Far East has been a trade partner with Israel going back 3000 years.

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Shalom Bear

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