Economic Cluster

One of the main tasks of the Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka is therefore to promote and support economic cooperation between the two countries. This cooperation encompasses not only trade but also cooperation in the field of R&D, knowledge sharing and bilateral foreign direct investment. All economic functions are grouped under the Economic Cluster.


The Economic Cluster consists of the following sections and persons:

Head of Economic Cluster
Mr. Paul Zwetsloot

Innovation Attaché
Mr. Eric van Kooij

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Mr. Jeroen Bokhoven

Department for Economy and Trade
Mr. Paul Zwetsloot

Department for Agriculture
Mr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink