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The Future of Japan-Israel-UAE Relations: Paving the Road to Success

Hosted by Abba Eban Institute For Diplomacy and Foreign Relations
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We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming conference on "The Future of Israel-Japan-UAE Relations: Paving the Road to Success." This conference will take place on Wednesday, 11 October 2023, at the Reichman University campus in Herzliya, Israel.

Coming only weeks before our conference, the announcement by President Biden at the G20 meeting about the game-changing Economic Corridor connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe demonstrates the importance and relevance of our event.

Join us and high-level international speakers to explore the latest developments and discuss practical strategies to capitalize on the new cross-regional opportunities for the benefit of Japan, the Gulf and Israel.

Our conference, organized in partnership with the esteemed RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies (ROLES) at the University of Tokyo, will feature distinguished speakers from Israel, Japan, and the UAE. These experts will provide insights into global and regional challenges while emphasizing practical avenues for trilateral cooperation across various sectors, including technology, the blue economy, climate action, infrastructure development, and gaming.

Some of the high-level confirmed speakers include:

  • Amb. Nobushige Takamizawa, University of Tokyo: Former Senior Official, Japanese Ministry of Defence and National Security Council

  • H.E. Ahmed Al Mansoori, Former member of the UAE Federal National Council; Founder of the Strategists and Crossroads of Civilizations Museum

  • Professor Assaf Moghadam, Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, Reichman University

  • Amb. Mark Regev, Chair, Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy & Foreign Relations,  Reichman University

  • Professor Satoshi Ikeuchi, Head, RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies (ROLES), University of Tokyo

  • Dr. Kenny Kitamura, Chief Representative for the Middle East, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Dubai

  • Mr. Nobuyuki Akimoto, Co-Founder and Managing Director at VC firm AT Partners (Tokyo)

  • Ms. Hamda al Kindi, Senior Researcher, B’huth, Dubai

  • Mr. Hiroaki Mizuya, General Manager, Marubeni Corporation (Israel)

  • Dr. Narayanappa Janardhan, Director of Research, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, Abu Dhabi

  • Ms. Sima Shine, Head of the Iran Programme, INSS

Please note that this event is exclusive and admission is by invitation only.

Given the venue's limited capacity, we encourage you to register now to secure your spot.

Should you have any inquiries about the event, contact us at

We look forward to your participation in this conference, where insightful discussions and valuable connections await.

The Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy & Foreign Relations

Reichman University