This study is the first complete history of Dutch diplomatic locations in Japan. It has been commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo.

1868 (Keio 4) map of Kobe

5. Kobe-Osaka

Dutch diplomatic locations in Kobe and Osaka.

The Dutch consulate in Tsukiji, Tokyo.

6. Other Locations

Other locations with Dutch diplomatic missions.

Jan Hendrik Donker Curtius

1. Jan Hendrik Donker Curtius

The last Opperhoofd and the first Dutch diplomatic representative in Japan.

Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek, ca. 1869

2. Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek

The first Dutch consul in Japan. Arguably the most consequential diplomat the Netherlands has had in Japan.

Léon van de Polder, 1908

3. Léon van de Polder

The longest serving Dutch diplomat in Japan.

Jichinsai of the Residence of the Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, 1927

4. Jean Charles Pabst

The Dutch envoy in Japan from 1923 through 1942. Pabst experienced the Great Kanto Earthquake and the start of WWII hostilities between Japan and the Netherlands.