Let’s enjoy cycling together in Tokyo! Participants are welcomed at the embassies, feel the cultures of both countries, have a good time with cycling lovers, and also have a chance to win airline tickets to Amsterdam/Brussels by KLM after finishing a stamp rally on a bicycle. The 4th international cycling event will be held on Sunday 10 April 2016.
A mission of the Dutch E-Waste Compliance Association (NVMP) visited Japan from 25 – 30 January 2016 to exchange knowledge and views on regulation and practice of electric waste recycling systems in Japan and the Netherlands. In order to establish a circular economy, the recycling of critical substances, such as rare earth, is challenging. Furthermore, NVMP is presenting its newly issued report on the Design for Recycling (DfR) which suggests a number of measures to be taken in order to allow better recovery of certain types of critical substances.
In 2015, the Netherlands again exceeded the previous year’s exports of agricultural products. Total exports in 2015 amounted to 82.4 billion euros. Compared to 2014, this is an increase of 700 million euros (almost 1 percent). Within the European Union, Germany continues to be the most important trading partner.
“Miffy Cafe Kamaishi” has opened in the ground floor of the Kamaishi Information & Community Center. Click here for more information.
The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016. It wants a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates growth and jobs through innovation, and connects with civil society. For more information click here.
From Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 July 2016 the Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition / Conference (GPEC) will be held in Tokyo Big Sight. This exhibition is organised once every two years and is the only trade show specialised in greenhouse horticulture and plant factory technologies in Japan. The last exhibition in 2014 attracted 191 exhibitors and 38421 visitors from Japan and abroad over a period of 3 days.
On this page, you can access photo material that was taken during the visit by Prime Minister Rutte and the parallel economic mission. Please be aware that the photos are uploaded in Google Drive.
On November 10, 2015 in Tokyo, H.E. Makoto Katsura, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, and Mr. Jasper Wesseling, Deputy Director-General, Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, co-chaired the 6th Japan-Netherlands Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology.
In their bilateral meeting on the occasion of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s visit to Japan in November 2015, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Mark Rutte decided to launch a Strategic Partnership which aims to address common challenges and to further strengthen the bilateral ties between Japan and the Netherlands in the years to come.
Please take note that incase of bad weather the Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration & Experience will not be held at the Shiba Junior & Senior High School, but will be relocated to the Tokyo Tower Media Center directly behind the Tokyo Tower. Please click here for further information.