February 2020 – The article, "Israel-Japan Bilateral Investment Treaty," by Hagit Muriel Elul and Shigeki Obi, was published by the International Bar Association in the February 2020 issue of the Arbitration Committee Newsletter.

In accordance with the recent improvement of bilateral relations, investment activities between Japan and Israel are significantly expanding. In February 2017, these countries entered into the Israel–Japan bilateral investment treaty (the ‘Israel–Japan BIT’), which is expected to promote the flow of bilateral investment between the two countries. This article provides an overview of relations between Israel and Japan, from the establishment of a diplomatic relationship to recent cooperation in the fields of science and technology. It goes on to examine the variety of investment protection mechanisms contained in the Israel–Japan BIT.

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