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Hans Brinckmann's Presentation at the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo

On February 28, Brinckmann gave a presentation at the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo on The Challenges of Dutch Life and Work in Post-War Japan, illustrated with his own period photos, projected by Power Point. The talk covered the social and business situation in Kobe, Osaka and Tokyo between Brinckmann's arrival in 1950 as a junior staff employee of a Dutch bank and his first home leave in 1956, and was based on his experiences and observations.

The presentation, attended by a mixed Japanese/international audience of about 60, was very well received. During the hour-long "networking" that followed the talk, many asked for "more:" what happened after 1956, including Brinckmann's mi-ai marriage to a Japanese literature graduate and the run-up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics? Well, the embassy agreed to host a second presentation, see below.

Here are some photos of the event, taken by Habri's Hiromi Mizoguchi, who had made the arrangements for the presentation with the embassy's Policy Officer Ms. Kim Dang, shown below right.

Upcoming Event:

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, from 18:15, Hans Brinckmann will give a presentation at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo entitled "Life, Work and Society in Japan between 1956 and the early1970s," based on his own experiences. Illustrated with Power Point photos, the talk will be held in response to popular demand as a follow-up of his presentation of February 28, also at the embassy.

The event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

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