Briefing: The Burgeoning Israel-Japan Relationship
Please join the Israel Allies Foundation and the Foreign Policy Initiative for an intimate, off-the-record discussion on the burgeoning relationship between two of America’s most critical allies and long-time friends: Isreal and Japan.
Head of Public Diplomacy at the Israeli Embassy, Ilan Sztulman, and Minister for Public Affairs and Spokesperson of the Embassy of Japan, Masato Otaka, will explore their counties' relations and take your questions.
Congressman Matt Salmon, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and member of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, will give opening remarks.
The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 27th from 12-1pm in Rayburn 2255. Lunch will be provided.
The event is for permanent staff and select invitees only. RSVP is required for admittance and this invitation is non-transferable.
About the Israel-Japan relationship:
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Israel-Japan relationship is at its most advanced stage and continues to deepen. Facing increasingly similar security and economic challenges and boosted by an official PM Abe visit to Israel earlier this year, the two countries are pursuing more bilateral trade, defense and intelligence cooperation, and diplomatic synchronization. This budding relationship can be of enormous help to the United States as it tackles challenges to its safety and prosperity. This event will illuminate the reasons behind the improving Israel-Japan relations and the potential of the relationship, and explain why America should be encouraging greater friendship between two of its most critical allies. Read more here.