RJC Exclusive Boat Tour in February 2020

RJC excursion on 1st of February 2020 was held with about 30 participants. We welcomed the Ambassador Inomata and JCC Chairman Mr Muromachi.
11:00 – Meeting up at Metro Station (P+R) Kralingse Zoom
11:15 – Departure by bus
12:00 – Lunch
13:30 – Visit Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, guide tour
16:00 – Surprise
18:00 – Drinks + Dinner Scheveningen


RJC Exclusive Boat Tour in August 2018

In corporation of Port of Rotterdam, RJC offered the exclusive boat tour from 17:00 to 19:00 on 23 August. Blessed with the great weather again, 36 persons with the Ambassador Inomata and JCC Chairman Mr Saito were welcomed by glasses of wine on board. The boat was the flagship “Nieuwe Maze” of Port of Rotterdam. While the ship was out to offshore for one hour and a half, all of us could enjoy talking, drinking, and the sunset in the late summer. It was another memorial day for RJC this summer.
RJC Annual Excursion in June 2018

33 RJC members and their families gathered at Station Kralingse Zoom at 10:00 on Saturday 30 June for our excursion. It was honour that we could welcome Minister Kijima from the Embassy first time to RJC. All of us could enjoy the tough program as below:
10:00 Meeting at Kralingse Zoom, depart for Schokland by chartered bus
Poké-don lunch in a bus prepared by Mr and Mrs Briët
12:00 World Heritage Museum Schokland, walking tour
15:00 Zuiderzee Musuem, Enkhuizen, guided tour
18:00 Dinner at Restaurant J&T Mos, Hoorn
23:00 Back to Rotterdam
Thanks to the beautiful weather we had unique and interesting experiences at unfamiliar places in the north and learned a lot about their local lives old days. It was a long day indeed but worthwhile. Everyone was happy on the way home in the evening of the early summer.

Lunch meeting in April 2018 at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

RJC arranged the second lunch meeting with the exclusive tour at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen on 17 April. This event took place in cooperation Museum Boijmans, which exhibited
“Babel – Old masters back from Japan (03 Feb – 21 May 2018)”, following our lunch meeting in November 2017 at which Ms Tatsakis, Director of the Museum talked about this successful exhibition in Japan in autumn 2007 collecting 660thd visitors. We could have the exclusive guided tour and enjoyed viewing both the original Babel by Bruegel and the imaginary “Inside Babel” by Katsuhiro Otomo and other masterpieces.
After the tour all the 32 attenders had lunch in a beautiful room (old museum library) with the Ambassador Inomata and JCC Chairman Mr Saito.
Mr Huijskens (City of Rotterdam), Mr Kino (Niigata Power Systems) and Mr Shimizu (ONE) got warm welcome as RJC new members.


Lunch meeting in March 2018 at World Port Centre

RJC had first lunch meeting in 2018 at World Port Centre by great support of Port of Rotterdam on 14 March.
We had 30 attenders while for some of us it was the last RJC: for Mr Oku (MMMR), Mr Akasaka (Embassy of Japan), Mr Nakamura (“K” Line), our Board member Mr Fukuzawa (Niigara Power Systems) and our Co-Chairman Mr Tatsumi (ONE). Mr Oku and Mr Akasaka introduced their successors: Mr Oguma and Mr Suzumura. Another new member Ms Wakabayashi (E&Y) was introduced, too.
The guest speaker Mr Kazumasa Iwamoto, TU Delft Architecture History of Architecture and Urban Planning Guest Researcher, gave us a lecture about “The Role of Dutch Civil Engineering in Modern Port of in Japan”, which was very interesting both for Dutch and Japanese. He mentioned to the Dutch famous engineers as De Rijke, Escher and so on and explained how big impact they gave us to the Modern Port construction in Japan like Kobe, Nagasaki.
At the end of the meeting Mr Briët praised Mr Fukuzawa and Mr Tatsumi for their long cooperation to RJC as Board members with small farewell gifts and Mr Tatsumi had a short farewell speech.


New Year’s Dinner in January 2018

RJC started its new year 2018 with the New Year’s Dinner at Euromast, one of the symbols of Rotterdam on 15 January with 48 attenders including members’ spouses. The Co-Chairman Mr Briët welcomed the Ambassador Inomata and Mrs Inomata, JCC chairman Mr Saito, and all the guests, and we all together toasted for our successful new year. Although the rotating glass elevator did not work due to the bad weather unfortunately, all the attenders could celebrate the wonderful 2018 with the beautiful Rotterdam’s view and the special dinner courses.