The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Osaka will hold seminars in Fukuoka and Nagoya in June to introduce about urban planning and smart cities in Holland. The seminar will also cover about ‘smart agriculture’ and ‘smart mobility,’ looking into ways to integrate agriculture and transportation into urban planning. Professionals on urban planning will be invited from Holland as speakers of the seminar.
On 14 and 15 May, ambassadors and diplomats of the European Union and its member states in Japan took part in the EU comes to your School programme. The EU delegation to Japan organizes this programme every year since 2007 around 9 May, Europe Day, aiming to reach out to young Japanese and discuss the European Union. The Dutch Embassy also participated.
This year the Japan Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Alumni Chapter was launched. To celebrate this joyful event Ambassador Radinck van Vollenhoven hosted an event on Tuesday May 14th attended by 30 alumni.
On Friday 10 May, DEKRA Certification Japan organized a seminar at the Netherlands Embassy entitled “Draft New European Regulations”. In the wake of PIP breast implant scandal, the European Commission has been considering implementation of tougher regulations on manufacturers, notified bodies and competent authorities to restore trust of patients and medical professionals.
A group of Japanese medical specialists visited the Netherlands from 28 April to 4 May, 2013 to benchmark the Dutch Health Care system. The delegation, headed by the executive board member of Japan Medical Association, consists of 10 medical doctors and university professors. Their goal was to learn about the Dutch health care system including medical insurance, primary care by GPs (huisarts) and community-based care.
News item | 3 May 2013 ‘Freedom of expression and media freedom are fundamental human rights, not only for journalists but also for society itself. They enable people to form their opinions in freedom and participate in the public debate. A democratic society cannot exist without freedom of the press.’ Foreign minister Frans Timmermans spoke these words today on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, established by the United Nations in 1993 to promote and raise awareness of press freedom around the world.
We all rely on government to be trustworthy and incorruptible. It is common policy throughout Foreign Affairs to regularly pay attention to integrity in the workplace. On Friday April 26, all Embassy workers participated in dilemma training.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today: EU News 205/2013 26 April 2013 Brussels A 228/13
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan will be on Facebook and Twitter! Both media accounts will be launched on 25 April, by Ambassador Radinck J. Van Vollenhoven, during the annual Queen’s Day reception.
Niigata Prefecture is, together with Toyama Prefecture, the largest producer of tulip bulbs from Japan. The bulbs are sold everywhere in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, but especially in the Kanto and Kansai areas. The bulbs go to wholesalers, flower shops, garden centers and mail order companies. The bulbs are also used as propagation material for bulb producers and growers of cut flowers. Besides tulip bulbs Niigata also produces daffodil, lily, iris and crocus bulbs.