Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe begins a two-day visit to Israel as part of a regional tour. He is accompanied by a large business delegation for exploring investment opportunities in Israel. After calling on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, he will meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. On Wednesday, the delegation with visit a Japanese sponsored industrial area in the Palestinian town of Jericho. He will later attend a dinner in his honor at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.