• About US

    JN Connect

    JN Connect assists and promotes Japanese companies and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and advocates for the strengthening of business ties between the two countries.

    • KvK Number (Dutch Chamber of Commerce Number): 61900400
    • Established: November 18th,  2014
    • Founder: Toshiyuki(Toshi) Watanabe

    Toshiyuki(Toshi) Watanabe

    Toshi has over ten years of consulting experience through his work in project management and research in public and private sectors in Japan. He was able to establish strong ties with leading Dutch companies at the hand of his dedicated and proactive business approach.
    Toshi obtained his Master of Communication degree from the the University of Queensland, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the International Christian University of Tokyo, Japan. He currently resides in Rotterdam, where he lives with his wife and his two children.


    Business Partners

    JN Connect has extensive ties with the Japanese business community in the Netherlands and connects with various entrepreneurs, professional freelances and investors from Japan. Additionally, JN Connect is a member of the Rotterdam Japan Club since 2016.


    - Immigration Lawyers (Amsterdam / Rotterdam / Brussels)

    - Law Firm (Amsterdam)

    - Tax Advisers (Amsterdam / Rotterdam)

    - Foreign Business Support Organization (Rotterdam)

    - Translators and Private Dutch Language Center (Rotterdam)

  • JN Connect and Media

    Lifehacker Japan

    JN Connect has written about the conditions of starting a business in the Netherlands. These articles were published in a web-based magazine called ‘Lifehacker Japan’.


    Articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    COURRiER Japon

    JN Connect was interviewed by COURRiER Japon; an online global magazine from Japan about the business atmosphere in the Netherlands for Japanese entrepreneurs.


    Interview: 1

    Holland Note

    JN Connects periodically publishes short blogs about the business climate and regulations in the Netherlands as well as about the Dutch way of life. These articles are read by well over a thousand readers and are published on Holland Note through Facebook.

  • Contact

    If you would like to introduce your business to the Japanese Business community in the Netherlands through JN Connect, please contact us via the form below.