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, LGBT 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

Head of PPC Section and Deputy Head of Mission
Ms. Marjolein Jegerings Second Secretary, Political Affairs
Mr. Bas Valckx Policy Officer (Dutch/English/Japanese)
Ms. Miho Nishimoto Policy Officer (Dutch/English/Japanese)
Ms. Kim Dang

Policy Officer (Dutch/English/Japanese)

Ms. Eva Sprinkhuizen Researcher (Dutch/English/Japanese)
Ms. Nora van Bracht Trainee dispatched by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Ms. Mariko Nakano Management & Event Support (Japanese/English)
Ms. Ryoko Matsumoto Management & Event Support (Japanese/English)

Contact

Email: TOK-PPC@minbuza.nl 
Phone: +81 3 5776 5404