January 18-19, 2015
Venue: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel
JST President Michiharu Nakamura visited Israel as a member of Japanese delegation accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tour in Middle East.
During his stay, Dr. Nakamura exchanged views with Mr. Sharir, Director General of Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST), Prof. Arkin, Vice President of Hebrew University and Prof. Rein and Prof. Henis, Vice Presidents of Tel Aviv University respectively. In the discussion with MOST DG Sharir, Dr. Nakamura confirmed JST and MOST will promote the bilateral joint research program in the field of ICT. He also paid a visit to Israeli distinctive venture companies and frankly shared opinions with their staff in R&D section.
On January 18, Dr. Nakamura attended the "Japan-Israel Business Forum" in Jerusalem and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with MOST in the presence of Prime Ministers Mr. Abe and Mr. Netanyahu. This MoC is expected to lead to further promotion of bilateral scientific cooperation and is mentioned in the joint press release issued by both countries.
JST is determined to expand bilateral cooperation in science and technology with Israel, which has the excellent knowledge resource and produce innovative technologies. In order to realize mutual development in the two countries, JST will contribute to reinforce bilateral relationship in science, technology and innovation.