Public Diplomacy, Political and Cultural Affairs Section (PPC)

Public Diplomacy

The team maintains contacts with both the Japanese and Dutch press and is responsible for public diplomacy in areas such as gender, LGBTI rights and other social issues regarded as important by the Netherlands and on which the Netherlands focuses abroad as well.

Political Affairs

The team informs the Dutch government on political developments in and concerning Japan and informs the Japanese community on Dutch views on foreign affairs. The team works in close cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union and maintains a broad network including Japanese ministries and government institutions, think tanks, universities and non-governmental organizations. The team is also responsible for high level and minister level visits from the Netherlands to Japan and vice versa.

Cultural Affairs

The team promotes Dutch culture in japan and maintains contacts with the cultural sector in the Netherlands. To support the Dutch cultural sector, the team has a budget to provide supplementary subsidies for activities such as performances and exhibits by Dutch artists.  

Policy team

Mr. Theo Peters

Deputy Head of Mission and Head of PPC
Ms. Anne Sophie van Vegchel Second Secretary, Political Affairs
Mr. Peter van der Hoest Counsellor
Mr. Bas Valckx Policy Officer (Dutch/English/Japanese)
Ms. Kim Dang

Policy Officer (Dutch/English/Japanese)

Ms. Hitomi Jaccard Miyaki Policy Officer (Japanese/English)
Ms. Yuko Tanaka Senior Secretary (Japanese/English)


Phone: +81 3 5776 5404