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What’s it like for a Japanese person like me who has lived in Israel for over 30 years? There are so many impressions and views to share. Read my Israel blog. Strange things in Israel. Such differences to Japan. How to adapt?

 

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Women’s power and national growth

Women’s power and national growth

As a Japanese woman living in Israel and surrounded by children, I am very pained about the critical depopulation situation in Japan. What can be done, I ask myself? Is it possible that tiny Israel can offer Japan a model for a possible solution?

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Benefit of direct flights to Israel for Japanese

Benefit of direct flights to Israel for Japanese

Israel’s national carrier, El-Al, is starting direct Tel-Aviv-Tokyo flights in March 2020. We expect that many more Japanese business people will come to investigate innovation opportunities. For smaller business this can be very appealing.

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Chutzpah – your second word in Hebrew

Chutzpah – your second word in Hebrew

In Israel everybody talks about Chutzpah, both in a good and bad way. It means ‘shameless’ or ‘guts’. For the Japanese visitor, understanding this word and the behavior behind it is an essential stepping stone to dealing with Israelis.

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Balagan – your third word in Hebrew

Balagan – your third word in Hebrew

To Japanese people, things in Israel can appear to be 180 degrees different to their accepted ways. And yet, systems in this different universe – called ‘Balagan’ – end up by working very well.

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Getting a thicker skin

Getting a thicker skin

Life for a Japanese who has resided in Israel for many decades changes a lot, especially when it comes to reacting to people. Here’s an interesting anecdote. How would you respond?

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Going to Market

Going to Market

There’s nothing like visiting a popular street market in Israel to get a feeling for the local atmosphere. The products are fresh, the sellers are shouting and everything is exciting and alive. Join the visit.

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Typical Israeli food

Typical Israeli food

Popular street food is every new country is one of the most memorable experiences. For Israelis it’s all about Hummus and Falafel. Never mind that their Arabic cousins actually created these dishes.

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