An Agreement for Scientific Cooperation was signed with the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) in 2013, when the then president of the Israel Academy, Prof. Ruth Arnon, attended the “Science and Technology for Society” conference in Kyoto. Following this, a delegation of the SCJ came to the Israel Academy to discuss ways to implement the agreement. In October 2013, the presidents of the two academies (Professor Ruth Arnon from Israel and Professor Takashi Onishi from Japan) signed an MOU to promote scientific cooperation between the academies.
The first collaborative workshop was held in Israel in March 2015, on "The Science of Water Management and Treatment,” with the participation of experts from both countries.
The second workshop was held in Okinawa, Japan in the fall of 2016. On "Novel Achievements in Coral-Reef Research in a Period of Global Climate Change” and was chaired by Prof. Yossi Loya. The Israeli delegation was composed of eight scientists representing a wide array of universities in Israel and specializing in different fields such as molecular and cellular biology, oceanography, microbial ecology and coral reef ecology.
In 2018, Academy president Professor Nili Cohen attended the STS (Science and Technology Society) forum held in Kyoto