Ronald Hilhorst, Secretary of the Leiden Friends of Nagasaki Foundation (ライデン日蘭協会) visited the Dejima Restoration Office recently
(出島復元整備室) and was welcomed by the director Junji Mamitsuka.
The two discussed the existing ties between Nagasaki and Leiden and the prospects to strengthen and further develop their mutual interests. This year is an important one for Dejima as it will see the completion of the five warehouses on the island. The final touches are now being added in time for the Siebold Collection Conference to be held in Nagasaki in October. Another milestone for Dejima will be the grand opening next year of the newly constructed land bridge. In both cases all eyes will be on Nagasaki this year and next.
For more information on Dejima: http://nagasakidejima.jp/