Dear interested for the Netherlands-Japan-Indonesia Dialogue,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 21st Dialogue Conference, which will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM to approximately 5:00 PM.

The theme of this 21st conference will be “Reconciliation. In what way?”

Location: Christus Triumfator church, Juliana van Stolberglaan 154, 2595 CL The Hague
Directions see: http://www.ctkerk.nl/contact

The effects of two wars in the former Dutch East Indies can still be felt. The war with Japan (1942-1945) was followed by the struggle for Indonesian independence (1945-1949). Many of us have been touched by the violent past, which concerns not only the first-affected of those wars, but also affects the next generations.

This motivates Stichting Dialoog NJI to work on a future of freedom and peace based on cooperation, understanding and reconciliation. That is why we have been organizing Dialogue Conferences for Dutch, Japanese and Indonesian people for many years; for young and old who want to go beyond processing and commemorating. These strife to working for peace through (personal) stories and encounters.

The current conference is aimed at those involved (with a Dutch, Dutch-Indonesian, Japanese or Indonesian background) and provides an opportunity to meet for a dialogue about our common history.

The purpose of the conference is:

Gaining better awareness and understanding around the theme of “Reconciliation: in what way?” as an essential step to alleviate the burden of war experiences for the future, by sharing personal stories and research results.

You can find more information about the program HERE.

Costs are € 25.00 per person including a modest lunch. Young people aged 15 to 25 years pay € 15.00.

You can register via this registration form.

You are kindly requested to register before 30 June 2019 at the latest. Please note: we are bound by a maximum number of participants and will therefore apply the “first come, first served” policy for registration.

We ask you to transfer the conference costs (€ 25.00 per person or young people up to the age of 25 € 15.00 per person) before June 15, into account NL73 SNSB 0927 6534 94 in the name of Stichting Dialoog NJI, with mentioning 21e Dialoog Conferentie 6 juli 2019.

Questions can be directed to: events@dialoognji.org.

The working language will mainly be Dutch. There are guest speakers from the Netherlands and Japan (they will keep their presentation in English).

May we please call on you to share this information in your personal networks. And because we think it is important that young people also become acquainted with our shared past, we ask you to encourage the younger generation from your own environment to attend the conference.

If you want to support our work, you are very welcome to become a donor to our foundation and make a voluntary contribution to: IBAN NL73 SNSB 0927 6534 94 in the name of NJI Dialogue Foundation stating “donation”.

We look forward to welcoming you on July 6th.

Sincerely,

Yukari Tangena-Suzuki
Chairperson of Stichting Dialoog NJ

One thought on “Invitation 21st Dialogue Conference, 6 July 2019”

  1. Hi Yukari ! Nice hearing from you . There is a slight possibility that I may be in Holland around that time. If so, will certainly try to attend. Last time we met was at the river side in Nagi. Sincerely , Richard D. ter Vrugt

    Quick question : the name Pelmelay showed up on email respondent. From SVB . Connection that I am missing ? Must be Marcha .

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