Free admission to Dujat events including seminars, company visits, annual golf tournament, corporate lunch and dinner events, networking drinks, etc. with exception of the Dujat December Dinner. Please view our past events to see examples of our events.
Information on development of Japan and The Netherlands. Our members receive every 2 weeks a newsletter with important topics related to Japan and the Netherlands.
Dujat organizes its events only with members, so as a member you get the opportunity to host a company visit, seminar or reception, to introduce your organization to our community.
Exclusive members area on the Dujat website where job vacancies can be posted, seminar materials can be downloaded, etc.
Possibility to reserve a table at the annual Dujat December Dinner, which is considered a very prestigious event for the Dutch and Japanese Business Community in The Netherlands.
Possibility to join our annual trip to Japan which offers arranged visits to member companies, factories/plants, seminars and networking receptions.
Possibility to share your (relevant) Japan-related events on our website for exposure to our community.
We are a proud member of Dujat since 2021. For us networking is an integral part of doing business.
We strongly believe in the power of networking and relationships in which personal connection is the basis. And that is what Dujat facilitates in a very professional way.
In addition to organizing special network events, we receive all relevant economic and social information from Japan on a structural basis. That makes the partnership with Dujat very valuable for us.
Working for the leading Japanese insurance broker and risk management advisor, Dujat has been detrimental for our business and personal success when it comes to deep and profound understanding of the Japanese business, culture and societal environment. Dujat provides us with a highly energetic and vibrant business and social network where we get an outstanding opportunity to further align and develop our ties with the Japanese community.
Eelco Ouwerkerk Managing Director Japan Group – Aon The Netherlands
Van Gogh Museum is proud member and friend of the Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation (Dujat). The professional platform that Dujat provides to increase mutual understanding and opportunities. It attributes to the museum’s mission to inspire a divers audience with the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. Japanese printmaking was one of Vincent’s main sources of inspiration, and he became an enthusiastic collector. He wrote to his brother Theo:‘And we wouldn’t be able to study Japanese art, it seems to me, without becoming much happier and more cheerful, and it makes us return to nature, despite our education and our work in a world of convention.’ The museum’s friendship with Dujat remains a source of inspiration and we hope to remain partners for many years to come.
Urita Mual Senior Fondsenwerver – Van Gogh Museum
Japan and the Netherlands have had a special relationship lasting over 400 years, one that is still thriving to this day. Our partnership with Japan means an exciting exchange of high-quality ideas regarding technology, research, and innovation. Therefore, it was a great step for the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) to join the DUJAT community. DUJAT offers an excellent platform to meet people, make contacts and build and expand relationships between Japan and the Netherlands.
When BOM became a member of DUJAT in 2016, we promised each other to enter into an intensive cooperation, whereby we could bring the strength of the Brabant region to the attention of the DUJAT members. And this has proven to be very successful. The support from DUJAT is great. Partly thanks to the professionalism, and the organization always executed with Japanese precision.
Working together with DUJAT is really working together!
Loyens & Loeff is a full service law and tax firm. We have been a member of Dujat for decades. We truly treasure the value of connecting with other members both in Japan as well as in the Netherlands. Dujat provides for excellent networking opportunities.
Patrick van Oppen Partner, Head of Japan Team – Loyens & Loeff
Are you interested?
Please find below the details of our membership applications and fees.
Intake meeting with the Managing Director. The director investigates if the applicant meets one or more criteria to become a member.
The director makes a report of the meeting with an advice, which will be discussed during the first upcoming board meeting.
If the board approves, the director informs the new member and makes sure the procedure will be finalized.
Definitions and membership applications
Definition Dutch company: Dutch legislation considers all companies registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) as a Dutch company. This entails that companies that are a subsidiary of a non-Dutch or non-Japanese mother company could also become a member provided they are registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) (we already have such examples such as AON, KPMG, Jones Day, etc.). However, for Dujat, we would propose the following definitions:
Defintion Dutch company: company with an ultimate Dutch mother company (e.g. Global Headquarter located in the Netherlands or firmly rooted in the Netherlands).
Definition Japanese company: company with an ultimate Japanese mother company.
Definition other company (non-Dutch, non-Japanese): company with an ultimate mother company located outside the Netherlands and Japan.
When applying for membership the following should be checked
Background company: Dutch, Japanese or other.
In case of a Dutch company: is the company doing business (directly) with Japan and does the company add value to Dujat (and to both economies)?
When a Dutch company has an entity in Japan, it is clear that the company has a serious interest in Japan and does business.
In case of a service provider: do they have a special Japan desk, Japanese speaking personnel or information in Japanese? Decision needs to be made if such companies bring added-value to Dujat and its members or just wish to use Dujat for potential business with the Japanese and/or Dutch member companies.
In case of a Japanese company: is the company doing business (directly) with the Netherlands and does the company add value to Dujat (and to both economies)?
When a Japanese company has an entity in The Netherlands, it is clear that the company has a serious interest in business between Japan and The Netherlands
In case of a service provider located in Japan: do they have a special Netherlands desk or many Dutch customers? Decision needs to be made if such companies bring added-value to Dujat and its members or just wish to use Dujat for potential business with the Japanese and/or Dutch member companies.
In case of non-Dutch or non-Japanese companies, in addition to the points mentioned above, some further checks need to be made:
Is the applicant doing business directly between The Netherlands and Japan? (for example companies with Japan desks in The Netherlands versus companies who do their Japanese business from outside the Netherlands.
When a company does not have any business yet between Japan and The Netherlands, but is strategically looking to do so, Dujat could offer membership to Dujat and/or Dujat members might be able to help this company further. It can be discussed if this membership is in first instance for a limited period of time (1, 2 or 3 years).
Dujat funding is generated by membership fees and vary from EUR 750 to EUR 3000 per member per year.
The amount of contribution is based on the company size and nature.
Dujat does not receive any financial support from Dutch or Japanese governments, ensuring a complete focus on members’ interests.
Members receive an annual contribution invoice at the start of the year.
To learn more about what amount of contribution your company would pay, feel free to contact our office.
If you are interested in becoming a DUJAT member, please feel free to contact us!