Gilad Cohen, Ambassador of Israel to Japan

11:00-12:00 Friday, October 13, 2023
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English.

The Situation in Israel
In video message on October 8th, Israeli ambassador to Japan Gilad Cohen said: "Israel is under severe terrorist attack by Hamas from Gaza. Israel will take any action to defend itself and exercise its right of self-defense." Please join as the ambassador updates FCCJ on what is going on and offers his thoughts on what Israel expects from the international community. Especially from Japan, given its role as chair of this year's Group of Seven democratic nations.

Ambassador Cohen assumed office as Ambassador of Israel to Japan in October 2021. Previously he was Deputy Director-General of the Ministry for Asia and Pacific. During his career, he has served in Turkey and Brazil, among other nations.

In 2005 the ambassador was awarded the "Civil Service Award of Excellence", for his work as Political Counselor in Israel's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. He holds B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Hebrew University, and M.A. in Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University.

How to attend:
Please register at with your name, the name of your media outlet, and FCCJ membership number. Due to space restrictions attendance will be limited. Doors open 15 minutes before the event. Please sign in, giving your name and contact details at the reception, and have your temperature taken before proceeding.

How to watch online:
Livestreaming of the press events will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel.

How to ask questions:
Members watching the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form.

TV crew: Please make a reservation at Doors open for TV crews only at 30 minutes before the event.

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