BOARD MEMBERS

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Mr. Arie Kutz

The Israel-Japan Friendship Society main objective is to bring Japanese culture to the Israeli audience.

IJFS members are holding various relations to Japan; for some, Japanese culture is part of their daily business routine. For others, affiliations and connections to Japan are held through personal interests, whether experienced or yet to experience Japan itself. Our shared work facilitating and promoting Japanese culture in Israel contributes our members, as well as others interested in cultural engagement.

We call whoever finds himself or herself aquivalent with our categories to join us and cooperate to promote cultural friendship. 

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Ms. Sigal Sztyglic Varoner

Chief Executive Officer of the the Israel-Japan Friendship Society and Chamber of Commerce, as of December, 2021.Has extensive experience  within a diverse range of executive positions in the business sector, including international companies.Being no stranger to Japan, Sigal had lived and worked in the country for an extensive five-year period. Since then, she has worked in the Japan-oriented tourism industry.

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Ms. Miri Golan

Founder and manager of The Origami Center in Israel.
Founder of "Folding Together" organization which promote transcultural relations through Origami and Japanese culture.
Creator of "Origametry", an educational program for kids combining origami and Geometry studies.

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Ms. Reviva Regev

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Dr. Yona Siderer

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Prof. Eli Gimmon

IJFS member for 30 years, and an enthusiastic fan of Japanese culture.
Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy professor.

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Ms. Midori Tsukagoshi

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Dr. Eli Lanzman

From IJFS founders who served as chairman for many years.
Japan studies professor at "Technion" Israel Institute of Technology.

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Mr. Ze'ev Erlich

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Mr. Eliya Tsuchida

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Ms. Miho Kataoka

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