The Challenges of Dutch Life and Work
in Post-War Japan
– Presentation by Hans Brinckmann
Date: Wednesday 28 February Protected content
Time: 18: Protected content
18:15 : Doors open
18: Protected content : Introduction
18: Protected content : Presentation by Hans Brinckmann with Power Point + Q&A
19: Protected content : Networking drinks
20:30 : Closing
Address: Deshimama Lounge (venue has changed)
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan
Protected content , Minato-ku, Tokyo Protected content , Japan (MAP ☆)
Language: English (without interpretation)
Entrance fee: Free
Hans Brinckmann, Dutch national and long-time resident of Japan, will talk about his experiences living
in Japan from Protected content , illustrated with his photographs from that period.
Hans Brinckmann came to Japan as a junior staff employee of the Nationale Handelsbank (NHB) in Protected content ,
two years before full diplomatic relations between Japan and the Netherlands resumed after the war.
Over the next 24 years, he worked in the NHB branches in Kobe, Osaka and Tokyo. After Japan, he
worked in several other countries, ending with an 8-year stay in New York, where in Protected content Beatrix
made him an Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. He quit banking in Protected content , to turn to writing. Since
then, he published six books, two of which were also published in Japanese, in Hiromi Mizoguchi’s
translation. Three of his books received literary prizes. In Protected content returned to live in Tokyo again, and in
Protected content moved to Fukuoka.
In today’s presentation, he will talk about his many unforgettable experiences as a Dutch national living
in Japan from the Protected content to the early 70’s and the role his bank played in Japan’s postwar recovery.
For more information on Hans Brinckmann, please visit his websites.
English/Japanese website: Protected content
English website: Protected content
Amazon page: Protected content
Registration: LINK (google docs) (☜ Click the link to register)
Registration deadline: Friday 23 February Protected content . Due to limited seating, it is possible that the registration
will be closed before the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.
Queries： Embassy of the Netherlands – Department for Public Diplomacy, Politics and Culture
Email: Protected content