After years of efforts by the Israel Japan chamber of commerce and
friendship society El Al will start direct non stop flights between Tokyo
and Tel Aviv.

In the last two years the chairman of the chamber Ad. Zeev Weiss met with
most of the Japanese and Israeli Government officials and NGO's which has a
"say", convinced them of the importance of such direct flights and raised
the message in every event.

Efforts led by Yaffa...

Last Wednesday we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Origami Center by inviting the origami artists Paul Jackson and Jeremy Shafer to the Talkhouse in Tel Aviv Port. Paul Jackson presented amazing origami designs from all around the world and Jeremy Shafer preformed astonishing juggling tricks and origami foldings for valentine's day. Outside the show attendees wore Kimonos and got photographed in the upcoming Puri...

The Embassy of Japan in Israel, SHODO The Japanese Are Center and The Israel Japan Friendship Society invites you to celebrate the New Japanese Year, SHIN NEN KAKIZOME, on Friday 19.1.18, 11:00-13:00 at the Embassy of Japan, The Museum Tower 19th Floor, 4 Berkowitz (Berkovich) Street, Tel-Aviv. 

Free admission, registration in advance is required. 

You're welcome to attend a lecture by Arie Kutz, IJFS's Chairman, which will take place on 12.1.18, 10:00-11:45 in Tel Aviv Cinematheque. 

The lecture will be given in Hebrew.

For more information and tickets, please press here.

We were hosted at Shmanmonet (שמנמונת) Restaurant, almost 40 people arrived to the event! It was fun meeting everyone, see you at the next event!


We met at Ze Sushi restaurant in Sarona, the event was attended by guests from Japan!


Lecture by Dr. Irit Orbach, from Tel Aviv University, on summer festivals in Japan, when the gods come down and dance with the living.


This year the festival was celebrated in a new and stunningly beautiful place - the new planetarium in Netanya. It was the grand opening of the planetarium to the public. A variety of activities was waiting for guests throughout the day, and in the evening we celebrated in a gala event with a variety of spectacular Japanese dancing and martial arts. During the day, the guests registered for workshops and lectures related to cu...

Galit Gaon, former curator of Holon Museum, in a fascinating lecture about Israeli design, Japanese design and in-between. Also she established "Nanedo" Exhibition in Holon Museum. You are all welcome to visit until 10/29/16.

Chamber of Commerce and Friendship Society Israel-Japan had a rare opportunity to host Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, Son of Japanese ​Righteous Among the Nations, Mr. Chiuna Sugihara. The evening was dedicated to the activities of his father for the sake of rescuing Jews during World War 2. Over a hundred guests arrived to the evening in order to honor the memory of Mr. Sugihara. Including the former Chief Rabbi of Israel's, current ch...

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