Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lays a wreath at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum during his three-day visit to the region. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abu laid a wreath at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on Monday during his three-day visit to the region. Later, he signed a condolences book. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also finance minister and a free-market champion, cast his courting of China, India and Japan over the past two years as a partial response to European developments. According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, Europe accounted for 45.8 percent of imports and 35.8 percent of exports in the first 11 months of 2014. Asia accounted for 22.5 percent of Israeli imports and 25.4 percent of Israeli exports.