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Partnership with Israel can boost Japan's security

Tokyo can leverage relationships to catalyze regional cooperation

| Japan
Then-Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, left, and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi met in Tokyo in August 2022: Japan should look further afield.   © AP

Gedaliah Afterman is head of the Asia policy program at the Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations at Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel.

Facing an increasingly unpredictable international environment, Japan is taking substantial steps to increase its energy security and its technological self-reliance and to strengthen its defense and military capabilities.

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