Netherlands Missions, Japan

Ambassador

H.E. Ambassador Aart Jacobi represents the Netherlands in Japan. In absence of the Ambassador, Mr. Cees Roels acts as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Date and Place of Birth:

16 February 1955 in Arkel, the Netherlands

Married to:

Mrs. Tomoko Nishimura

two children

Education:

 

1972

HBS-B, Secondary High School

1978-1981

Kyoto University – Master’s degree in Law, Faculty of Law

(Foreign student on a Mombusho scholarship)

1983

Leiden University - Master’s degree in Japanology, Faculty of Arts

Service:

 

Jan 1981-July 1982

1st Lieutenant Netherlands Army, Intelligence Department

Jan 1985-Jan 1987

Junior Officer, Concessional Loans to Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Jan 1987-Jan 1990

Vice Consul, Netherlands Consulate General Houston, USA

Jan 1990-July 1994

Second Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs, Netherlands Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Aug 1994-July 1997

Head of Selection and Recruitment, HR department Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Aug 1997-July2001

Counsellor in charge of Economic Affairs, Netherlands Embassy Madrid, Spain

Aug 2001-July 2005

Minister Plenipotentiary in Charge of Economic Affairs, Netherlands Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Aug 2005-July 2009

Director Humanitarian Assistance, Human Rights, Peace Building and Good Governance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Aug 2009-July 2012

Netherlands Ambassador to Suriname

Aug 2012-Dec 2015

Netherlands Ambassador to China

Dec 2015-Present

Netherlands Ambassador to Japan