On 4 July 2013 the company celebrated this important milestone with the local community.

Strong ties

Thanks to the presence of this renowned bank in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, more and more Japanese businesses chose to follow the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's footsteps into the region. Today, the business ties between Japan and the Netherlands are still exceptionally strong. For many years now, Japan has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the Amsterdam Area, behind only the USA.

Major foreign investor in Amsterdam Area

Amsterdam has the second largest Japanese community in Europe and more than 300 Japanese firms are operating in the area, creating an estimated 100,000 jobs. Together with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and amsterdam inbusiness, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ regularly organises events that highlight the benefits of setting up in the Amsterdam Area.

Second largest Japanese community in continental Europe

The presence of Japanese companies has attracted many Japanese expatriates to the Amsterdam Area. The Japanese expat community in the Netherlands is Europe's largest after London and Düsseldorf and continues to grow. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is especially committed to accommodating Japanese expats.

Some specialised medical care community resources for the Japanese expatriates in the region include:

  • a regular medical check-up service by Japanese doctors in the Amstelland hospital

  • Japan Desk at the Amstelland Hospital

  • Japanese dentist

  • Highly ranked hospitals in the area such as the VU University Medical Center and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) providing state-of-the-art heath care

Members of the Japanese community in the Amsterdam Area can rely on a highly-specialised group of commercial services specifically targeted to their needs. These include schools and restaurants, which reflect the education and culinary heritage of Japan, and Japanese-speaking doctors and dentists. The local library also has a selection of Japanese literature and there is a Japanese-speaking fishmonger catering to the tastes of his fellow countrymen.