Photo: Reuters
Regarded as opinion makers. Sumo wrestler
Photo: Reuters

Japanese Sumo wrestlers to promote tourism to Israel

Delegation of 15 top ranking Sumo wrestlers scheduled to arrive in June as part of initiative aimed at promoting Japanese tourism to Israel, strengthening ties between countries

A delegation of 15 top-ranking Sumo wrestlers is scheduled to arrive in Israel in June, according to sources in the Israeli embassy in Tokyo.


The planned visit, made possible following lengthy talks with the Japanese Sumo Federation, is part of an initiative aimed at promoting Japanese tourism to Israel and strengthening ties between the countries, as Sumo wrestlers are regarded as opinion makers in the land of the rising sun.


Israel’s ambassador to Japan Eli Cohen said the visit is also aimed at advancing the issue of direct flights between Tel Aviv and Tokyo, after the embassy and Japanese authorities have failed to find an amicable solution regarding this matter for a number of years now, despite the fact that an aviation agreement between the countries does exist.


פרסום ראשון: 04.29.06, 08:27
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