[2013-12-12] DUJAT December Dinner and Deshima Netherlands Awards

Since the year 2004, it has become a tradition at DUJAT that the year will end with a festive dinner, ‘DUJAT December Dinner’.

More than 200 guests joined and enjoyed the evening on December 12 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

At the beginning of the dinner H.E. Japanese Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr. Masaru Tsuji gave a toast.

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During the dinner, the 4th “Deshima Netherlands Awards” were awarded to two Japanese companies. The Award in the category ‘well-established’ was won by electronics company Canon, with Dutch establishments in Venlo and Amstelveen. And the Award in the category ‘new investment’ was won by Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe in Almere. See more details to click here.

The Deshima Netherlands Awards were introduced in 2007 by DUJAT and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). The awards are held every two years, recognizing successful Japanese companies in the Netherlands in two categories, ‘well-established’ and ‘new-comer’. A judging panel assessed each company based on the following criteria: national and regional economic impact, innovation, sustainability, community relations and interaction with the Dutch business community and investments made in the Netherlands.

Music is a tradition at the DUJAT dinner. This time, we invited an internationally renowned Japanese-Dutch Jazz duo: pianist Atzko Kohashi and bassist Frans van der Hoeven. During the fabulous concert, we enjoyed the great kimono mode show of Mamechiyo, contemporary kimono artist / designer /stylist. See more pictures to click here.