Motorola Israel general manager Elisha Yanai is accompanying Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Japan and is looking for Japanese investors to back research and development centers in Israel. "Israel is very successful in high-tech, but most of the investment comes from the United States and Europe, and there is no reason why there shouldn't be Japanese investments as well," Yanai told Globes. He added that there are several Hebrew-speaking Japanese people in Israel who could help set up centers in Israel.
"The work of setting up the centers should be left up to them," Yanai said. "There are at least 12 such people in Israel and half of them are up to the task."