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.

Deshima Business Awards 2020
Every 2 years, the NCCJ, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, awards companies with Dutch roots that lead the way in Japan – those companies that have demonstrated successful business development in Japan, and have added value to society. We will be considering a wide range of companies, from companies that have recently set their first steps on Japanese soil to companies that have a well-established position in the market. NCCJ members, non-NCCJ members, start-ups, multinationals, previous winners… every organization with Dutch roots is eligible to apply. Winning the awards will give your company significant exposure, boosting the further development of your business relationships in the Japanese market. 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. Apply now, and spread the word!

How to apply
The application is a two-step process. First, we kindly ask you to complete the “participant request form” that can be accessed through the link below. Please fill in this form before March 13. All eligible participants will then be asked to fill in an additional two-page application form, to promote the achievement of the company, which then will be sent to the jury. The judging panel will review these final applications and all applicants will be informed of the panels’ decision.
Deshima Business Awards 2020 request form

Selection of the Jury and Winners
The NCCJ will establish a prestigious judging panel, consisting of representatives from both the Japanese and Dutch business community in Japan. The panel members, a mix of business and government representatives, will be carefully selected in order to provide a wealth of professional perspectives. The judging panel will come together after all applications have been submitted, and select one winner in the “Well Established” segment and one winner in the “Newly Established” segment. The winners will be announced during the Deshima Business Awards ceremony, which will be hosted together with the Embassy in the summer of 2020. A final date will be announced later. We look forward to receiving your nomination.

The 2018 Deshima Business Awards
The 2016 Deshima Business Awards
The 2014 Deshima Business Awards
The 2012 Deshima Business Awards
The 2010 Deshima Business Awards