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Israel-Japan Intellectual Exchange Program

The 6th Delegation to Japan
March 15–19, 2004

The 6th Israel-Japan Intellectual Exchange Program was held in Tokyo, Japan, on March 15–19, 2004, to bring together opinion leaders and nongovernmental leaders from both countries. Participants discussed the common challenges that they face particularly security issues, as well as potential areas of cooperation.

The delegation met with prominent Japanese Diet members, business leaders, diplomats, and journalists, and were briefed on Japan's domestic issues and foreign policies, including the implications of the dispatch of the Self Defense Forces to Iraq.

Israeli Participants

Shalom HARRARISenior Research scholar ITC (International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism; Colonel (Reserves)
Eva ILLOUZProfessor, Sociology, Hebrew University
Ephraim LAPIDDirector of Public Affairs, The Jewish Agency for Israel; Brigadier General (Reserves)
Tamar RAPOPORTProfessor, Social Anthropology, Hebrew University
Yehouda SHENHAVProfessor, Sociology, Tel Aviv University; Senior Fellow of Van Leer Jerusalem Institute