Deshima Business Awards

The Deshima Business Awards have been awarded since 2000 by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) to Dutch companies in recognition of impressive achievements in successful business development in the Japanese market.

The Deshima Business Awards 2016

The NCCJ’s Deshima Awards ceremony on Dec. 14 saw two Dutch companies recognized for their achievements in the Japanese market.

This prestigious Award is granted by the NCCJ bi-annually in recognition of Dutch companies demonstrating impressive achievements in successful business development in the Japanese market. The Award consists of one Deshima Award Winner in both the Large Enterprises and Small & Mid-sized Enterprises segment.

The Award winner for the small and medium company segment is Medis medical imaging systems.
For the large company segment the Award winner is Philips.

This year’s Deshima Awards were handed out at Tokyo’s Peninsula Hotel, as part of a trade mission and dinner sponsored by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. Maarten Camps, Vice Minister in the Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs, headed up the trade mission.

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Deshima Business Awards 2016 Nominees are:

Booking.com
Brand Loyalty Japan
Buurtzorg Neighborhood Care Asia
Dutch – Japanese Maritime Desk
Elsevier Japan
FlowerWatch
Fugro Japan
Medis medical imaging systems
NN Life Insurance Company
OTAZU
Philips
Rabobank Tokyo
Royal Asscher Diamond
Scarabee Aviation Group–Japan
Scelta Mushrooms
Scotch & Soda
UltraSuperNew
Vakpaspoort
Xendo - Vigilex

Established in 2000, the 2016 Deshima Business Awards will be granted by the NCCJ, with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in recognition of Dutch companies demonstrating impressive achievements in successful business development in the Japanese market. Two awards will be granted; one within the large company segment and one within the small/mid-size enterprise segment. The Deshima Business Awards aim to recognise those companies that are leading the way in Japan, but also to provide exposure for companies to develop their relations in this market. Since 2006, NCCJ joined with DUJAT (Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation) in awarding this prestigious prize. The Deshima Business Awards are now presented in alternate years in the Netherlands and in Japan, respectively by DUJAT and NCCJ. Entrants will benefit from overall profiling of your company in the market, networking opportunities, as well as showcasing the success of your Japan operation within your organization and to peer group companies.

The Jury, with representatives from both the Japanese and Dutch business community in Japan, was carefully selected to provide a wealth of professional perspectives and consisted this year of the following members:
- Mr. Shinji Fukukawa, Senior Adviser of Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute (GISPRI) - Chairman of the Jury
- Mr. Hiromitsu Kuramoto, Chairman of Netherlands Market Council
- Mr. Koji Yonetani, Executive Vice President of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
- Mr. Marc Gerritsen, Head of Economic Cluster of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo
- Mr. Willem Onno Jalink, General Manager of Larson Juhl Nippon K.K. and a former NCCJ Chairman

Previous winners are: 

  • Aegon Sony Life Insurance (2014),
  • ITpreneurs Japan Asia Pacific (2014),
  • CSM Japan K.K. (2012),
  • Dick Bruna Japan (2012),
  • Randstad Japan K.K. (2010),
  • Agendia (2010),
  • ASML (2008),
  • Senz Umbrellas (2008),
  • DSM Japan K.K. (2006),
  • Susan Bijl (2006),
  • Paques B.V.(2005),
  • Océ-Japan Corporation (2005),
  • ING Life Insurance Comapany Ltd (2003),
  • Adimec (2003),
  • Nutreco (2002),
  • Control Break International (2002),
  • Vialle (2001),
  • Lagerwey Windurbines B.V. (2000)

The 2014 Deshima Business Awards
The 2012 Deshima Business Awards
The 2010 Deshima Business Awards