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HDE Advent Calendar 2015

HDE Advent Calendar Day 6: Meet Israel

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Charles Clore Garden, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (Photo by @ryunan)


Posted by Haruo Amano

Executive Officer, HDE, Inc.

 

Over 9,000km in a straight line! I was on a business trip in Israel in September.

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One of the main purpose was to attend the event, DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival.

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DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2015

 

You can easily find many articles on the web, so I don't intend to write much about it.

www.boomlive.in

www.nikkei.com

 

By the way, Israel is the same size as the Shikoku island, Japan.

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powered by MAPfrappe - Move Outlines

 

 Why I was there? Please see the below. Actually there is a lot of!

business.nikkeibp.co.jp

blogs.microsoft.com

 

techcrunch.com

blogs.microsoft.com

www.recruit.jp

www3.nhk.or.jp

 

 Day 1. I arrived at the Ben Gurion international airport in the morning.

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Airport / Terminal HomePage | Ben Gurion

 

I booked Sea Executive Suites, Tel Aviv (and my flights) via Expedia for myself.

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FYI: There are so many rental bicycle station in Tel Aviv, powered by Tel-O-Fun. Helpful!

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Important information: You should keep away from McDonald's in Tel Aviv. Expensive!

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Beautiful beach! over 10km along the Mediterranean Sea.

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"Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew: תל אביב-יפו, Arabic: تل أبيب يافا) or Tel Aviv (Hebrew: תל אביב, Arabic: تل أبيب) is a city in Israel, and the second most populous city administered by that country's government after Jerusalem. The city has a population of 426,138 and a land area of 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi)." (wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv)

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Toyota Israel טויוטה ישראל

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 הונדה ישראל Honda Israel

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Check Point Software Technologies international corporate headquarters

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CAMPUS TEL AVIV by Google

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The 3 key words to meet deliciousness: 1.Falafel 2.Shakshouka 3.Wine

 

1. Falafel!  @Johnny falafel

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Falafel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

www.tripadvisor.com

 

2. Shakshouka! @Dr. Shakshuka

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Shakshouka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

www.tripadvisor.com

 

and 3. Israeli wine!

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Wine section in the supermarket in Tel Aviv

 

For further deliciousness: Cookpad kitchen of Embassy of Israel in Tokyo :)

cookpad.com

 

Then you're already full, aren't you? Bits of DLD Tel Aviv for your dessert :)

 

I attended FbStart session (as the informal person in charge of SNS marketing).

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AWS @ DLD Tel Aviv. Thank you for the beverages!!

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Accelerator Blitz at the new and renovated Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

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www.youtube.com

 

The TLV Battle by SAMURAI & KEEPOD!

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On the 3rd day, Haze suddenly came to IL. Yes, every adventure comes with difficulties.

www.ynetnews.com

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One more thing! The super kind fellow traveler took me to Haifa in northern Israel.

We visited Technion ~ Israel Institute of TechnologyhiCenter - Haifa Business Startup Accelerator and R&D Centers of tech giants. 

 

Intel Haifa - Haifa, Israel - Corporate Office

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Microsoft Israel R&D Center

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Google Haifa

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The end and the beginning of the journey. I would be happy if you find something interesting. Please check/follow Israel in Japan. 

Embassy of Israel in Japan

https://www.facebook.com/IsraelinJapan

twitter.com

 

Acknowledgement

I thank you very much cheerful kind Israelis, Japanese fellow travelers and Samurais!

So happy to meet you all in both IL and JP. Let's do something new and hot business together all over the world!

 

P.S. You can check my previous advent blog post last year!!

hde-advent.hatenablog.jp