Lunch meeting Sociëteit De Maas  (Veerdam 1, 3016 DD Rotterdam) at 12.00-14.00  on Monday the 23rd of October, guest speaker Ms Gwen Jansen

Ms Jansen is an award winning documentary film director, Creative Excitement Optimizer (CEO) of Impactainment Productions BV.

At this moment she is making a film about the relationship between Japan and the Netherlands.

Please see the site as reference.

Here are her comments about the film and her talk at RJC.
At this moment, preparations are in full swing for the realization of a world premiere. A documentary about the centuries-long friendship between Japan and the Netherlands, with a prominent role reserved for the deep passion of many Dutch people for Japanese culture. The film is intended for a wide audience. The goal is to premiere the film at the World Expo in Osaka, Japan in 2025.

On October 23rd, you will be personally informed by the film director about the film project. In this pre-production phase, the filmmaker is still seeking both financing and interesting stories to include in the film. Perhaps you would like to contribute to this film, both in terms of content and financially, as a partner.

The film is a co-production between Japan and the Netherlands, and it is being developed in consultation with both the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan. Many experts and experienced individuals, including those from institutions such as the Japan Museum SieboldHuis and the Camera Japan film festival, are actively involved in the content.

Her another award winning documentary film, about Nurse Practitioner is in premiere in Lantarenvenster (grote zaal) on Tuesday 26 sept.

Here is the schedule for the lunch meeting:

12.00 : Welcome the guests, registration and drinks
12.30:  To the table
12.35:  Welcome speech of RJC Co-Chair Mr Erik Geerling
12.40: Speech of  Ambassador H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Minami
12.45: Introduce new members (if they are attending) Lunch
13.15: Short introduction of Ms Gwen Jansen and her talk
13.45: Q & A
14.00: Closing the lunch meeting


RJC A day out in Leiden 2 September

Date: Saturday 2nd September 2023 in Leiden

10:30 AM – Meet and Greet over Coffee/Tea at Café Barrera (Rapenburg 56)

11:30 AM – Guided Tour at Hortus (Rapenburg 73)

12:30 PM – Guided Tour at Siebold House, led by our member, Director Kris Schiermeier (Rapenburg 19)

1:30 PM –   Canal Boat Tour (Aalmarkt 4) with Lunch on board

3:00 PM – Arrival at Lakenhal 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Guided Tour (Oude Singel 32)

5:15 PM – Socializing at Café Koetshuis de Burcht (Burgsteeg 13)

6:30 PM – Dinner at Prentenkabinet (Kloksteeg 25)

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Conclusion of the Day’s Program


RJC Lunch and AGM at “Schielandshuis” was held on 25th May 2022.

Event: Annual Meeting and Lunch
Location: Schielandshuis, Coolsingel 114, 3011AG  Rotterdam
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Time: 12.00 -14.00