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Tue 04 March 2014

Following its acquisition of ESPM, a prominent project management firm, at the end of last year, Colliers International Japan has now completed the full integration of all former ESPM staff and operations.

Tue 04 February 2014

The NCCJ held its annual shin-nenkai (New Year Party) with de Nederlandse Kring in de Kanto (NKK – Dutch circle in Kanto) on Jan. 27, a particularly popular event, with about 55 members and guests attending, and we were honored by a visit from the Dutch Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Radinck Jan Van Vollenhoven. The event was held at Aux Bacchanales at the Hotel New Otani.

The evening began with a Sector Briefing on KLM’s new route between Fukuoka and Amsterdam. Mark Arxhoek, sales director at Air France and KLM in Japan, introduced his company’s new route, and gave a brief overview of the processes involved in setting up a new air route in Japan. At first glance, considering the fierce competition in the air travel field, opening a new route might be a bit surprising. But as Mr. Arxhoek noted, Fukuoka’s modern, convenient airport serves a population of almost 19 million potential passengers, and the Kyushu region’s thriving electronics and automobile industries are a ready customer base for the cargo trade.

The potential for connecting flights to the rest of Japan and Asia is also promising, especially since the Fukuoka-Tokyo route is, many of us were surprised to learn, the No. 3 route in the world in terms of passenger numbers. And Amsterdam, of course, boasts easy connections to over 60 cities in Europe, which is very appealing to Japanese travelers.

Junichiro Mizumoto, sales manager for Kyushu and Fukuoka at Air France and KLM, also gave us a rundown on the local implementation process for the new route, including details of his efforts to promote the route among the target population in the Kyushu-western Honshu region.

Ambassador Vollenhoven then gave a talk on embassy news and events in the last year and the months to come.

After the presentations the attendees stayed at Aux Bacchanales for a shin-nenkai, a few hours of drinks and fellowship to welcome the New Year.

Tue 21 January 2014

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is inviting applications for their forthcoming "Human Resources Training Programme - Japan Industry Insight" (HRTP) 4-week programme in Japan, a scheme financed by the European Commission.

Thu 12 December 2013

On December 10, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) and the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) co-organised an event that included  presentations from EU Ambassador, H.E. Hans-Dietmar Schweisgut and the Head of Trade at the Delegation of the EU to Japan, Mr. Timo Hammaren, on EU –Japan relations and the latest progress in the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) / Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Mon 21 October 2013

The NCCJ held a talk Oct. 17 on “How Japan makes ‘trade barriers’ – A brief guide Rule-making,” by Takeo Nishitani, chairman of Weber Shandwick and a well-known communication and government relations consultant.

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