The Japan Self-Defence Forces Day reception 2020 (July 30, 2020)


On 30 July 2020, Ambassador Horinouchi hosted the reception to celebrate the Japan Self-Defence Forces Day 2020 at the Ambassador’s residence. In response to the relaxation of measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands from 1st July, the reception was held in consideration of Dutch rules, maintaining a distance of 1.5 m.
The reception was attended by around 32 guests, including officials from the Dutch Defence Organisation, Defence attache association, Diplomatic Corps and an international organisation among others.


Speech by Ambassador Horinouchi Speech by Col. Hayakawa
Speech by Col. Aso Guests at the reception
Greeting at the reception Greeting at the reception