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Japan Festival Foundation

This year’s festival was canceled due to COVID-19.

Information Japan Festival Foundation


Japan Festival Foundation


P/A Strawinskylaan 935
1077 XX Amsterdam


The Japan Festival Foundation aims to organize Japan-oriented events on a regular basis in order to strengthen the bond between the Japanese and Dutch communities.

Main features of the policy:

The Japan Festival Foundation organizes an annual festival.  The details of the festival are published on the other parts of this website.

The Japan Festival Foundation finances the costs of the festival through sponsorship of institutions and companies as well as a small part from the income of sale of refreshments by third parties during the festival. The festival will only proceed if the budgeted costs are covered out of the sponsorship. The Japan Festival Foundation does not seek a capital surplus and is using all profits of the festival for the organization of the next festival.

Financial statements 2016 Japan Festival Foundation
Financial statements 2017 Japan Festival Foundation
Financial statements 2018 Japan Festival Foundation
Financial statements 2019 Japan Festival Foundation

The board members of this foundation are:
  • Chairman:
    Mr. Hiroyasu Ito (CEO of Toyota Motor Finance (Netherlands) BV)
  • Treasurer:
    Mr. Tomoki Nakatani (Managing Director of MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V.)
  • Secretary:
    Mr. Julien Rikkoert (Head of Japan Desk of Amsterdam inbusiness)
  • Members:
    Mr. Kentaro Kubota (Vice Chairman of the JCC, Managing Director of Nomura Financial Products Europe GmbH, Nederlandse Bransche)
    Mr. Tinus Krikke (Managing Director of AON Risk Solutions)
    Mr. Junji Sato (General Manager of Nippon Express (Nederland) B.V.)
    Mr. Ferry van Schoonhoven (Founding Partner of Lexence)
    Mr. Michiel Roelfsema (General Manager of Hotel Okura Amsterdam)
Advisor to the Board:

Mrs. Christa de Kemp (Managing Director of Dujat)
Mrs. Ikuko Osada (Former Assistant Secretary General of JCC)

Advisory board:

H.E. Mr. Hidehisa Horinouchi (Ambassador of Japan to The Netherlands)
Mr. Jeroen Nijland (Commissioner of NFIA)

Project Management:

Mrs. Kazuko Suzuki* secretarial support (Secretary General of JCC)
Mr. Yuki Fujita  Observer (Third Secretary of Embassy of Japan in The Netherlands)

General projectmanager Japan Festival:


*Members program committee

  • * The members of the board of the Japan Festival Foundation do not receive any remuneration whatsoever for their activities for the foundation.