Deep Dive

Background information to the world of Dutch diplomats in Japan since the mid 19th century.

Dutch diplomatic passport

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What is a Consul General?

Diplomatic titles can sound a bit mysterious. A brief description of the terms used for diplomats, and the work they do.

Dutch consulate and Netherlands Trading Society in Kobe

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Trading Places

The story of early diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Japan cannot be told without mentioning the Nederlandsche Handel-maatschappij (Netherlands Trading Society or NHM).