December 13 – DUJAT December Dinner

Amsterdam, December 13 at Hotel Okura Amsterdam

 

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Our Annual December dinner was organized on December 13 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam. This year’s theme was ‘Let’s Team Up!‘. The dinner was op

ened by Hans Bax, Chairman of DUJAT  and he welcomed our 200 guests.

We had a great honored to welcome H.E. Judge Owada (photo above right hand side) of International Court of Justice,  H.E.  Japanese Ambassador to the Netherlands  Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine (photo on the left) and Mr. Frans Weekers, State secretary of Ministry of Finance (photo here under) held the special speeches.

They all stressed the importance of maintain our strong and long history of economic, trade relationship and as well as friendship. They also mentioned that their expectation for us to play role as a promoter to keep our relationship for the years to come.

To have a Music concert became a tradition of our annual dinner. This year we welcomed a pianist who is based in Amsterdam and Marimba player who is based in Japan. The joint concert which co-organized by Japanese Embassy, sponsored by KLM and Hotel Okura, was an unforgettable one.

The guests were all impressed by beautiful sounds jointly
created by two fabulous Japanese musicians, Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano) and Nanae Mimura (marimba).

To wrap up the evening with the spirit of  “Let’s team up”, we enjoyed the wolact, performed by Michiel Hesseling of More Balls Than Most.  Accompanied by stirring music, coloured wool was thrown from all sides into the ball room and everyone was soon entangled in an enormous web.

Thank you very much for those who supported and joined this year’s dinner and looking forward to meeting you again next year again!

Let’s Team Up and be connected though DUJAT!!