Stressing Israel’s status in high-technology manufacturing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 25 called on Japanese firms to take part in joint-venture projects.

In a 30-minute meeting with Shoichiro Toyoda, chairman of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), in Tokyo, Netanyahu said that Japan and Israel can be “unique and powerful” partners if Japan’s strong productivity and Israel’s high technology are “married,” according to Keidanren officials.

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