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Study: despite Covid-19, Japanese investment in Israeli tech is on the rise

July 2020

The total volume of Japanese investments in the first half of this year amounted to $472.3 million, up from $412 million in H1 2019

Foretellix, Virtual Mechanics Corporation (VMC) partner to accelerate adoption of Foretify platform for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle safety in Japan

July 2020

Harel-Hertz Investment House Ltd provided advisory service to VMC in the alliance with Foretellix

 

Japanese Investments In Israel 2001 – H1 2019

Oct 2019

Japanese Investments in Israel has grown in a most impressive pace. Number of investments in the first half of this year reached 35 cases. A record number, as it matched the number of investment the whole of 2017 – the record year. The number soared by 125% compared to last year.(35 investments in the first half compared to 28 total in 2018) Harel-hertz anticipates Japanese investments will reach the impressive number of -50! , one investment per week! The volume of investments also grew in an impressive way and equaled the volume reached the whole last year -$550M. Analyzing the division of investments since the beginning of the century, 33% of investments went to the IT sector, while 13% were directed to Life Science. But in the last 5 most active years there was a shift in Japanese interests: IT investments dropped to 19% ,Cyber climbed to 12%, Automotive to 7%, and Fintech reached 7% as well. Medical devices and Pharma combined attracted 18% of Japanese investments. Japanese Investments in Israeli High-Tech seem to be solid and well chosen , of the close to 220 investment from 2000 onwards, only 7% of the investments failed to succeed, 71% are in active stat-ups and companies. 5% were acquired by Japanese Companies , 14% were acquired by other companies ,while 3% completed an IPO successfully. It seems Japanese are good in their DD process! While some of the Japanese investors built an impressive portfolio.- more impressive is the fact that more than 90 companies took part in building Japan investment scenario in Israel. This is mainly because most of Japanese investments are of strategic nature and not financial ones. Namely , only minority of the investment originated from Venture Funds. Harel-Hertz anticipate continued growth in Japanese investments with new players mainly Institutional Investors to take part.

Japanese company Terumo is committed to at least $13.2 million in orders for IceCure's minimally invasive cryoablation breast cancer therapy

Sep 2019

Harel – Hertz Investment house consulted Ice Cure re-entering Japan

Japanese investment in Israel blossoms as firms scout for tech

April 2019

A report by consultancy firm Harel-Hertz shows that Japanese investments and acquisitions totaled $6.35 billion in 2001-2018

Japanese investments in Israel for the years 2001-2018

March 2019

Comprehensive report of the Japanese investment activity in Israel

BrainsWay Receives PMDA Approval in Japan of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Jan 2019

Approval allows BrainsWay’s Deep TMS System to be marketed throughout Japan

 

Cyber Security collaboration between Japan and Israel Intensifies

Nov 2018

ACCORDING TO A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY HAREL-HERTZ INVESMENT HOUSE, COLLABORATION BETWEEN JAPAN AND ISRAEL CONTINUES TO DEVELOP. In the year of 2017 about 21 collaboration agreement were completed. Collaboration includes , distribution agreements, training centers and investments. This trends continues during 2018 as 14 transactions has been completed in the first nine months of the year. Bilateral cooperation between the two governments is also intensifying as permanent committees has been established.

Japanese Investments in Israel 2000-2018 Research published by Harel -Hertz

Nov 2018

Olympus Invests in Israeli Medical Device Company, Medi-Tate

Nov 2018

lympus Corporation (Representative Director and President: Hiroyuki Sasa) announced today that it has entered into a final agreement for an investment in the Israeli company, Medi-Tate. The agreement includes the right to distribute the company’s products and a call option that, if exercised, would allow Olympus to acquire 100% of the company.

NovellusDx and Primetech Sign an Exclusive Dealer Agreement in Japan

Sep 2018

TOKYO & JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NovellusDx, Ltd. (CEO: Haim Gil-Ad, headquarters: Jerusalem Bio-Park, Hadassah medical center, Ein-Kerem Campus, Israel) and Primetech Co., Ltd. (President: Ryosuke Ogihara, Head office: 1-3-25 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan) announce that Primetech will provide NovellusDx' functional genomics assay "FACT – Functional Annotation for Cancer Treatment" as an exclusive dealer in Japan for the pre-clinical market with sales, marketing and research support / technical support in Japan.

IceCure jumps on positive breast cancer treatment data

May 2018

Kobi Yeshayahou Globes reported clinical trial results with 99% effectiveness in eliminating cancerous breast tumors through freezing with liquid nitrogen without surgery. IceCure Medical (TASE: ICCM) saw its share price jump 130% on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange after reporting clinical trial results with 99% effectiveness in eliminating cancerous breast tumors through freezing with liquid nitrogen without surgery.

Facial profiling helped Donald Trump trip up Xi Jinping

Apr 2018

Now specialists and new technologies have their gaze on Kim Jong Un TOKYO -- In diplomacy, leaders often speak more eloquently with their faces than with the words they exchange. At least they do to trained specialists in Japan, Europe and the U.S., who receive little attention but provide information that is increasingly underpinning diplomatic strategies. Consider the way facial expression experts a little more than a year ago described the characteristics of Chinese President Xi Jinping: "Extremely cautious." "Well-prepared and hence makes few mistakes." "Susceptible to surprises that go beyond his expectations."

Hitachi Chemical Licenses Patents and Know-How for Technologies Relating to Stem Cell Culture Media/Stem Cell Culture Methods from Accellta in Israel

Feb 2018

Dream Incubator Inc. (hereinafter “DI”), provided advisory service along with Harel-Hertz Investment House Ltd (hereinafter “HIH”) to the leading stem cell startup in Israel – Accellta Limited (hereinafter “Accellta”), in the technology alliance with Japan’s chemical company Hitachi Chemical

Marubeni readies Israeli office to study burgeoning startups

Jan 2018

Japanese trading house eyes partnerships, will follow suit in US and China Harel-Hertz serves as Marubeni consultants in Israel TOKYO -- Marubeni will open an Israeli office this year to study startups in the so-called Silicon Valley of the Middle East, as the Japanese trading house hopes to cultivate partnerships in cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence and the "internet of things."

 

Secdo Partners with Marubeni

Oct 2017

Secdo Partners with Leading Japanese IT Solutions Provider to Deliver Prompt Cyber Incident Response Value of the contract is estimated to be $15M-$20M over three years The agreement was initiated and accomplished with the assistance of Harel-Hertz Japanese enterprises and government agencies are being swarmed with hacker attempts to invade their networks and endpoints to exfiltrate privileged and personal information. According to Kyodo News of Japan, last year, more than 12 million cases involving the leak of personal information were confirmed or suspected due to cyber attacks against companies and other entities, affecting 1 in 10 people.

Asgent Announces Start of Sales for Next Generation Endpoint Solution, Deep InstinctTM,

Sep 2017

Protecting Endpoints from Malware in Real-time Through Deep Learning - Interoperability with existing antivirus and Microsoft Azure OMS management solution – Harel-Hertz Investment House served as advisors to Deep Instinct in engineering Japan Entry

Magenta Medical, Developer of Novel Heart Failure Therapies, Secures $15 Million in Series B Financing

Sep 2017

Round led by Abiomed Inc. and Pitango Venture Capital, joined by JAFCO and a group of private investors led by Prof. Jacques Seguin; Dr. David Israeli appointed CEO Harel-Hertz served as advisor to this Fund-raising Round

Legend Fund VC Invest in Fintech Start-up PayKey

Jul 2017

Harel-Hertz Investments House initiated and consulted the deal between Legend Fund and PayKey Legend Fund VC a newly established Fund operating from Tokyo has joined the present Financial Fund raising round of PayKey. ​ Legend Partners Co Ltd was established in 2014 by Tomohito ebine and Satoshi Ishikawa The investment in PayKey was managed by Nobu Imagawa San who commented: "We see great potential in Paykey IN Japan. The company unique and easy to implement technology will attract many Japanese Financial Institutions, like it does with leading global banks in other countries"

Sony to buy chip firm Altair for over $200M to bolster its IoT businessAltair Semiconductors, makers of always-on 4G communication chips, will soon become the Japanese conglomerate's Israeli R&D center

Jan 2016

21 January 2016, The latest multinational to take advantage of Israeli tech is Japanese conglomerate Sony – which is buying Hod Hasharon-based Altair Semiconductors, a developer of 4G (LTE) chips for devices. Electronics behemoth Sony Corp. seems determined to make its mark in the Internet of Things (IoT) arena. The company just snapped up Altair Semiconductor for $212 million to get a running start.

 
 

Votiro partners Asgent to provide Japanese companies with cyber security solutions

Jan 2015

Harel-Hertz is Votiro's consultant for the Japanese market Israel-based cyber security solutions provider, Votiro, announced today that it has signed a distribution deal with Asgent to provide its cyber security solutions to the Japanese market. ​ Under this agreement, the security solutions vendor will distribute Votiro products in Japan, provide customer support and installation, as well as represent the product in marketing activities and at relevant industry events.

 

Itamar Medical signs distribution deal in Japan

Juny 2014

Nihon Kohden will market Itamar’s EndoPAT cardiology device in Japan. Harel-Hertz investment house initiated the relations between Nihon Kohden and Itamar Medical. CAESAREA, Israel, Jun 23, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Medical device manufacturer Itamar Medical Ltd. announced today that Nihon Kohden , one of Japan’s largest medical device manufacturers, will distribute the EndoPAT™ device as their leading product for endothelial...

An annotated guide to do business with Japan

May 2014

Dear friends, in the name of their names, in their names, on paper, on paper, on paper. Checkpoint of the Rebellion and Culture of Israeli Music Please wait for one of the following addresses: elchanan@harel-hertz.com mina@harel-hertz.com Thank you! Dear friends, We are pleased to announce the detailed publication guide to do business with Japan, which ..

Harel-Hertz is a partner in another successful deal between Israel and Japan

March 2014

Harel-Hertz is partner to another successful deal between Israel and Japan: Harel-Hertz and its partner in Japan, Pinnacle, laid the foundations and paved the way for the signing of the agreement between the Israeli customer 365 Technologies (of the Hamashbir 365 Group) and the Japanese public company Jorudan Co. Ltd. . Harel-Hertz assisted in completing the negotiations for partnership between the companies, and gave special attention to assisting in the cultural, business and linguistic gaps.

Israeli investment seminar in Tokyo: Firms seek to tap into Israeli startups:

March 2014

Firms seek to tap into Israeli startups Search for innovative technology, investment opportunities begins by Ayako Mie More Japanese companies are looking at the Israeli startup market in search of innovative technologies and investments to beef up their businesses. although they lag far behind the buyout sprees of global tech giants such as Google Inc. and Apple Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Johnson & Johnson last August...

The Japanese Rakotan shopping fever has reached Israel

Feb 2014

The Japanese Internet giant that buys Weaver is almost unknown in Israel, but in the last two years it has been conducting a wide-ranging acquisition of commercial and content services in the West in order to become a global giant Calcalist 16.2.2014 Japanese Rakotan was not a well-known name in Israel until the huge acquisition announced on Friday, When she paid $ 900 million for Weaver. Rakuten (Japanese meaning: optimism) is a rising Internet giant located in Japan that says it wants to become the world's first Internet company. Hiroshi ..

OGIS-RI and Harel-Hertz Investment House formed a business partnership

Feb 2014

OGIS-RI and an Israeli based company Harel-Hertz Investment House, have formed a business partnership. ~ Israeli Advanced IT Products. Development of Technology ~ OGIS-Research Institute (headquarters: Osaka, Nishi-ku, President and Representative Director: Hikaru Hirayama) has formed business ties with an Israeli consulting company Harel-Hertz Investment House Ltd. (description below) in order to obtain IT products which were...

 

Ice-Cure received $100K-order for cryoablation consoles and probes to be used in a clinical study for the treatment of lung cancer in Japan

Oct 2013

Ice-Cure Enters a New High-Potential Market: The company received $100K-order for cryoablation consoles and probes to be used in a clinical study for the treatment of lung cancer. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. successful entrance into this market may significantly increase the company's business potential. CAESARAE, ISRAEL AND CLEVELAND, 1 October 2013, PRNewswire. IceCure...

Brainsway’s Deep TMS System to be Marketed and Distributed in Japan

Sep 2013

Brainsway's Deep TMS System to be Marketed and Distributed in Japan. JERUSALEM, 23 September 2013, Globe Newswire. Brainsway Ltd. (TASE:BRIN) ("Brainsway" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the execution of an agreement for the marketing and distribution of its Deep TMS device in Japan with Century Medical Inc. ("Century Medical" or the "Distributor"), a Japanese company from the ITOCHU...

TEL Venture Capital Inc. invests in PML of the Haifa Technion

Jun 2013

TEL Venture Capital Inc. invests in PML of the Haifa Technion TEL Venture Capital Fund (TVC) the US-based venture capital arm of the semiconductor equipment manufacturer Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) and PML have signed in the spring of 2013 a strategic investment agreement in which TVC has become a shareholder at PML PML has developed and patented a breakthrough in-process nano particle analyzer. This analyzer is capable to measure...

 

First Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Minimally Invasive Icesense 3 Cryoablation procedure in a Clinical Study in Japan

Juny 2012

First Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Minimally Invasive Icesense 3 Cryoablation procedure Dr. Fukuma Pioneers Non-Surgical Treatment of Small Breast Cancers in a Clinical Study in Japan The transaction was initiated and finalized by HIH CAESAREA, ISRAEL and CLEVELAND, OH – IceCure Medical Ltd. announced the first four breast cancer patients treated with the IceSense3™ Cryoablation Procedure in Japan. The IceSense3 System was...

 

Cancer Test co Bioview Signs Japanese Deal

Nov 2011

Cancer Test co Bioview Signs Japanese Deal This is the second such system that the company has sold to the Japanese laboratory and the third such system to a Japanese client 30/1/2011 Globes, Koby Yeshayahou Cancer test company BioView Ltd. (TASE:BIOV) has received an order worth NIS 1 million for a screening system from a commercial laboratory in Japan. Bioview develops automated microscopy testing products for screening cancer...

Procognia has been Granted an Additional Patent in Japan

Nov 2011

Procognia has been Granted an Additional Patent in Japan This patent joins the company's 21 other patents that have been granted in the USA, the EU, Australia, Japan, and elsewhere 27/3/2011 Procognia, which deals in the research, development, manufacture, and Procognia, which deals in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of technological products for the bio-pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, announced today that it...

Procognia Signs Distribution and Marketing License Agreement with Leading Life Science Japanese Company – CTCLS

Nov 2011

Procognia Signs Distribution and Marketing License Agreement with Leading Life Science Japanese Company – CTCLS Procognia's President and CEO, Alon Natanson, said: "We are proud to announce that we have signed a distribution and marketing license agreement with CTCLS, a leading Japanese life science company, for the sales and marketing of our glycoanalysis product GlycoScope™." TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS...

 

Cancer detection co BioView reports Japan sale

Jul 2010

Cancer detection co BioView reports Japan sale The company believes that the system could lead to more purchases by commercial laboratories in Japan. July 26, 2010 11:39, Globes' correspondent BioView Ltd. (TASE:BIOV) has sold a scanning system to a laboratory in Tokyo, the company's second sale in Japan. This is the first sale to a commercial laboratory. The company did not disclose the value of the deal or the name of the...

Ultra-Small Projector by ADM

May 2010

Ultra-Small Projector by ADM Nikkei Industry, May 11, 2010 – ADM, a subsidiary of Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. has developed an ultra-small projector. This ultra-small projector can be used as a module to display images directly from digital cameras and mobile phones. Unlike LED technology it uses laser as the light source resulting in conservation of electric power/miniaturization. Until July 2010 they will start shipments and by...

Harel-Hertz is a partner in another successful deal between Israel and Japan

March 2010

Harel-Hertz is partner to another successful deal between Israel and Japan: Harel-Hertz and its partner in Japan, Pinnacle, laid the foundations and paved the way for the signing of the agreement between the Israeli customer 365 Technologies (of the Hamashbir 365 Group) and the Japanese public company Jorudan Co. Ltd. . Harel-Hertz assisted in completing the negotiations for partnership between the companies, and gave special attention to assisting in the cultural, business and linguistic gaps.

 

4G is a Formula 1 Race Car on a Traffic-Jammed Highway

Oct 2009

4G is a Formula 1 Race Car on a Traffic-Jammed Highway Willcom is developing in Japan a project aimed at solving the problem of 4G broadband and shortening the distance between its cellular cells and users. Corporate VP, Mr. Yoshioki Chika, believes that the coverage provided this way is the best, though there are others who doubt the technology due to its high cost. 12/10/09 Globes, Gad Peretz One of the most interesting..

Shojiro Asai to Receive 2009 IEEE Frederik Phillips Award

Nov 2009

Shojiro Asai to Receive 2009 IEEE Frederik Phillips Award By Physics Today on November 23, 2009 2:05 PM | 1 Comment | No TrackBacks PISCATAWAY, N.J. (23 Nov. 2009) — Shojiro Asai, a researcher, technical leader and executive devoted to electron device technology and its applications to the semiconductor industry, is being honored by the IEEE with the 2009 IEEE Frederik Philips Award. IEEE is the world's leading professional...

Research and Markets, and Harel-Hertz Investment House have recently launched their collaboration

March 2009

Research and Markets, and Harel-Hertz Investment House have recently launched their collaboration Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com), the leading source for international market research and market data, and Harel-Hertz Investment House (HIH) have recently launched their collaboration. Beginning March 2009, HIH’s extensive “Japan – IT & Communications Technology Trends” report is jointly offered on...

HIH 1st Seminar "Japan and the Global Crisis" – Views from the event

Jun 2009

HIH 1st Seminar "Japan and the Global Crisis" – Views from the event 3.6.09 Thank you for providing Harel-Hertz Investment House (HIH) with the opportunity to host you in our opening seminar – “Japan and the Global Crisis”. Over 70 people from wide-range of business segments took part at the festive event and introduced themselves with the enormity of the opportunities of Doing Business in Japan.

The Israeli Minister of Science & Technlogy, Prof. Daniel Hershkovitz at the HIH IT&Communication Seminar, July 7th

Jul 2009

The Israeli Minister of Science & Technlogy, Prof. Daniel Hershkovitz at the HIH IT&Communication Seminar, July 7th HIH was honored to host at the IT & Communications first seminar, the Parlament member and Minister of Science & Technology, Prof. Daniel Hershkovitz. During his greetings the Minister reffered to the close scientific relations between Isreal and Japan: "One of the Israeli Ministry of Science &...

Japanese Government Grants SHONIN to Itamar-Medical’s EndoPAT™ Device

Jul 2009

Japanese Government Grants SHONIN to Itamar-Medical’s EndoPAT™ Device July 20, 2009 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time EndoPAT’s Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease is Now Available to the Japanese Consumer in Fighting the World’s Number 1 Killer CAESAREA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Based upon adherence to the strictest international standards of quality and clinical trials proving the...

ASOCS and Renesas Technology partner to deliver GSM/GPRS/EDGE development system

Feb 2009

ASOCS and Renesas Technology partner to deliver GSM/GPRS/EDGE development system February 11, 2009 By Jean-Pierre Joosting , Microwave Engineering Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel and London, United Kingdom — ASOCS and Renesas Technology Europe have announced a GSM/GPRS/EDGE communication development system (CDS) that comprises an ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor and a Renesas Technology DRACO3 RF subsystem. The development system allows handset...

New HIH Office in Tokyo

April 2009

New HIH Office in Tokyo Dear Colleagues and Friends, We are happy to announce that Harel-Hertz Investment House (HIH) has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Our contact person in the Tokyo Office is Mr. Isao Kikuchi, Director of Business Development, HIH. We are happy to be at your service anytime and look forward to fruitfull collaboration Our new office address is: HI Bldg 6F, 1-4-2, Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032,...

 

Japanese, Israelis to do joint research

Dec 2008

Japanese, Israelis to do joint research Dec. 10, 2008 Judy Siegel-Itzkovich , THE JERUSALEM POST For the first time, the Japanese and Israeli governments have agreed to pursue joint scientific research. A total of $1.8 million has been allocated over three years for projects in the life sciences. Fumikai Takahashi, the director-general of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, will sign a memorandum of understanding for scientific...

ASOCS Closes $8 Million in a Second Round Funding Led by FGF

Sep 2008

ASOCS Closes $8 Million in a Second Round Funding Led by FGF Mr. Takashi Hondo to Join ASOCS' Board of Directors Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, September 3, 2008: ASOCS, the developer of the world's 1st wireless MultiComms processor for handheld devices, today announced it has secured $8 million. The round was led by FinTech GIMV Fund (FGF) and included existing investors: Vertex Venture Capital and Harel Hertz Investment House. Mr. Takashi...

Mazda Deploys Storwize’s Real-time Data Compression Appliance

Jul 2008

Mazda Deploys Storwize’s Real-time Data Compression Appliance Reduces Volume of Data Used for CAD by Two-Thirds Tokyo Electron Device Limited (TED; Headquarters: Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, President: Toshiaki Sunagawa) announced today that Mazda Motor Corporation (Headquarters: Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture; Representative Director & President: Hisakazu Imaki) has reduced the volume of data used to design new cars (mainly in CAD) by..

Mazda Deploys Storwize’s Real-time Data Compression Appliance

May 2008

Altair gets Japanese wireless win with Willcom Visit Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), which develops semiconductors for 4G mobile devices, has been selected to supply the chipsets for wireless devices operating on Willcom's next generation Personal Handyphone System ("XG-PHS") in Japan. NETANYA, Israel — Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), which develops semiconductors for 4G mobile...

ASOCS Unveils World's First Wireless MultiComm Processor

May 2008

ASOCS Unveils World's First Wireless MultiComm Processor ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, May 19 /PRNewswire Revolutionary, Single-Chip to Boost Wireless Convergence, Enables Non-Stop Connectivity Across WiFi, Cellular, and HD Digital Television Networks ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, May 19 /PRNewswire/ — ASOCS, the leading developer of wireless Multi-Communication processors and system solutions for handheld devices announced today the launch...

Olmert on Japan visit

May 2008

Olmert on Japan visit Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Arrived in Tokyo on Monday, February 25, 2008 for a series of meetings with senior Japanese officials, focusing on bilateral economic ties and security issues. This is the first official visit by an Israeli premier to Japan in ten years. During his three-day visit, Olmert is expected to meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, as well as with U.S...

Japanese giant to invest millions in Israeli industries

Jun 2008

Japanese giant to invest millions in Israeli industries Japan's leading venture capital firm to invest $130m in Europe, Israel as part of newly diverse investment policy. 'The time to invest in Israel is now', says firm's president Assaf Gilad 06.04.08 Japan's Alternative Investment Capital, an investment advisory company which specializes in private equity investments, announced recently it will be investing some $130...