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Tue 12 May 2015 11:30   |  DSM Japan K.K.

Have you ever wondered whether growing up or living in Japan or in the Netherlands, matters for our brain and thinking, and whether switching cultures affects your vary basic thinking patterns? Then the NCCJ is pleased to invite you to Lotgenoten on May 12, 2015.

You have surely experienced differences in customs, values and views between Japanese and other cultures. One can fill a library with books for managers about this topic. However, during the Lotgenoten lunch we will not focus on these, but rather on very basic thinking processes. We will discuss and experience with some mini experiments how there may be differences in memory, attention or even visual perception. What do you think are the advantages of these differences? How do they play a role in your work (as a manager, designer, architect, teacher)? Have you noticed any change in your basic thinking processes after living in another country for a while? Also, what could this mean for your children who grow up in different cultures? Would it matter for the brain?

Mariellle Gorissen-van Eenige PhD will facilitate the session. She is a Dutch registered Clinical Neuropsychologist who has been living in Tokyo for 7 years. She has her own practice “Tokyo Neuropsychologist” working mostly with children from bicultural families who have learning or behavior issues. She is an adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan.

This event is open to NCCJ members, employees of member companies and prospective members only.
Attendance is limited to 15 people to encourage maximum participation among participants.
Everything discussed is strictly OFF THE RECORD.

What is LOTGENOTEN?
If you are not Dutch, you may wonder what is LOTGENOTEN? The official translation mentions “fellow sufferers” or “partners in misfortune”, albeit with a smile; we prefer to talk about “Partners in Circumstance”. Everybody faces challenges in Japan. It would seem to make sense to learn from each others’ successes as well as failures and hopefully speed up the learning curve. That is what LOTGENOTEN is all about.

 

Wed 11 March 2015 19:00   |  Tokyo American Club

In collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ), the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) is pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of Giving Back To Japan.

Event Overview
Four years ago, Japan's northeastern coast was devastated by a magnitude 9 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accidents. Lives were lost, cities destroyed, and local industries and businesses were crippled. Indeed, 3/11 is a date that has been etched into the minds of people in Japan and around the world. Despite the tragedy, and damage, Tohoku, and Japan is on the road to reconstruction. On March, 11th 2015, the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan will celebrate efforts for reconstruction, and giving back to Japan with a special event showcasing a variety of projects in the affected region. The Orandajima House was initiated and built by the Orandajima Foundation as an after school facility-community centre for the children and people of Yamada-machi. This town in the Northern province of Iwate has a long relationship with the Netherlands going back to 1643 when a Dutch ship stranded there. This after school facility for the children of Yamada-machi was designed pro-bono by architect Martin van der Linden with wood donated by Canada Wood. This is a great example of countries coming together to support Tohoku, in this case with Dutch companies spearheading the project and Canada supplying the lumber and Japanese and other Europe based companies acting as donor in kind. Key financial support came from the member companies of the NCCJ and other Japan & Netherlands friendship organizations. Please join the NCCJ and the CCCJ in celebrating Japan's reconstruction on March 11th, 2015.

The NCCJ is honored to have H.E. Mr. Radinck Jan VAN VOLLENHOVEN, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan.

The invitation is extended to members of foreign chambers of commerce in Japan and other organizations. Non-members and guests are all welcome.

Programe
Presentation by Martin van der Linden, van der Architects; Shawn Lawlor, Canada Wood Japan
Networking reception

Registration
Please register online
Booking deadline is Friday 6 March 2015.
Pre-payment by bank transfer required and no cash payments will be accepted at the door. 
Upon registration, a confirmation with bank transfer information will be sent to you by email. If you do not hear from us by 6 March , kindly contact the NCCJ office at nccj@nccj.jp. Please note that your registration will be completed and considered final only when your payment has been received by the deadline (6 March 2015). No-show or cancellation on and after 6 March 2015 will be charged in full and payments are non-refundable, unless the organizer cancels the event.

For each paying guest we will donate 1,000 yen to support Tohoku reconstruction initiatives as determined by the CCCJ and NCCJ

We look forward to your registration!

Wed 21 January 2015 19:00

The NCCJ cordially invites you and your guests to the first NCCJ event in 2015.

We begin 2015 with our annual event Shinnenkai on Wednesday 21 January. NCCJ Shinnenkai 2015 In collaboration with Holland Alumni Network Japan, the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) is pleased to invite you to the first Aperitif of 2015 on Wednesday 21 January at Brasserie Va-tout in Roppongi. Join us in welcoming in the new year and toasting to a successful year in Japan. Members of NCCJ and Holland Alumni Network will have plenty of time to network, mingle and meet new people. For further details and registration please see the general information below. Your colleagues, guests and friends are welcome.

General information
Date: Wednesday 21 January 2014
Time: 19:00 - 21:30 (doors open 18:30)
Venue: Brasserie Va-tout in Roppongi - www.brasserievatout.jp
AXIS Bldg 1F, 5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku 106-0032, Tokyo
Access: Roppongi or Roppongi-ichome Station 7 minutes walk from Roppongi Station Exit 3 (Tokyo Metro Hibiya / Oedo Line) 5 minutes walk from Roppongi-ichome Station Exit 2 (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
Price: 5,000 JPY (members, employees of member companies) and 6,500 JPY (non-members); including food and unlimited drinks.
Pre-payment by bank transfer required and no payments will be accepted at the door.

About Holland Alumni Network Japan
Holland Alumni Network in Japan is a network of individuals in Japan who studied in the Netherlands. It aims to connect alumni from different educational, professional and geographic backgrounds and enhance their communication in order to enrich their social, personal and professional lives.

Registration
Please register online: http://goo.gl/forms/KGUQ2CfTMm
Booking deadline is Monday 13 January 2015.
Upon registration, a confirmation with bank transfer information will be sent to you by email. If you do not hear from us by 13 January 2015, kindly contact the NCCJ office at nccj@nccj.jp. Please note that your registration will be completed and considered final only when your payment has been received by the deadline (13 January 2015). No-show or cancellation on and after 13 January 2015 will be charged in full and payments are non-refundable, unless the organizer cancels the event.

Wed 10 December 2014 16:30

NCCJ members are invited to the End of the Year Drinks to be held on 10 December at the Netherlands Embassy. The event is organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with the NCCJ. Mr. Harold Meij, COO of Takara Tomy will speak about Japanese and Dutch business culture, followed by a short introduction of JMEC and drinks to celebrate the end of 2014.

Admission by invitation only

 

Wed 26 November 2014 18:30

Mix and Mingle with the German, British, French, Finish, Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Icelandic, Czech, Italian, Austrian and Japanese business people! A delightful evening awaits you on November 26th with the 4rd edition of our Annual European Chambers Cocktail Party. Come prepared with your business cards: meet new contacts, develop business leads and catch up with friends and business partners! The evening will feature drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking to celebrate the end of 2014.

More than 14 different nationalities will be there! European Chambers are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues or friends, so be sure to reply and confirm your attendance!

Organized by CCIFJ (French)
Co-organized by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry and 13 European Chambers in Japan:
DIHKJ (German) BCCJ (British) FCCJ (Finnish) BLCCJ (Belgian-Luxembourg) SCCIJ (Swiss) SCCJ (Swedish) NCCJ (Norwegian) NCCJ (Dutch) ICCJ (Italian) CCCIJ (Czech) PCCIJ (Polnish) ISCCJ (Icelandic) ABC (Austrian)
With the kind support of European Business Council in Japan / European (EU) Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Venue: Grand Hyatt - Grand Ballroom West 6-10-3 Roppongi Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Access : Roppongi metro station
Fees: 8,000 yen per person for NCCJ members
Deadline for registration: Friday 21th November
Cancellation after this date or no show will be fully charged

This event is only open to members.

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