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Japanese foreign minister meets President Herzog in Jerusalem

President Isaac Herzog meets Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Jerusalem on August 18, 2021. (Mark Neyman/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog meets Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Jerusalem on August 18, 2021. (Mark Neyman/GPO)

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi meets with President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem.

According to the president’s office, Herzog thanks Motegi for the recent Olympics hosted in Tokyo, in particular for “the first recognition [in the opening ceremony] of the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes in Munich in 1972.”

Motegi tells Herzog that Israel is “an important partner who shares basic values with us, including freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” says the president’s office.

The foreign minister gifts the president with a framed photo of the president’s father, former president Chaim Herzog, meeting with the late Japanese emperor Hirohito.

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