Economic Cluster

One of the main tasks of the Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka is therefore to promote and support economic cooperation between the two countries. This cooperation encompasses not only trade but also cooperation in the field of R&D, knowledge sharing and bilateral foreign direct investment. All economic functions are grouped under the Economic Cluster.


The Economic Cluster consists of the following sections and persons:

Head of Economic Cluster
Paul Zwetsloot

Innovation Attaché
Jan Hein Chrisstoffels

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Jeroen Bokhoven

Department for Economy and Trade
Paul Zwetsloot

Department for Agriculture
Evert Jan Krajenbrink