His Excellency Shinzo ABE
Prime Minister of Japan
The Hague, 11 July 2017
Subject: Japan, following the EU-Japan Trade Agreement is Honour Bound to resolve its war obligations to the Dutch from Dutch East Indies.
One of your objectives as Prime Minister of Japan is to achieve a trade agreement between Japan and the European Union, including The Netherlands. The agreement is for both parties a significant political and commercial instrument to establish a long term relationship benefitting all the nations involved. It should also reestablish the emotional relationship between the Japanese people and the Dutch who suffered so badly from the Japanese military occupation of Dutch East Indies during WO II.
In respect and in solidarity with in particular the elderly Dutch people from Dutch East Indies Japan has now to acknowledge its responsibilities for the Japanese military during World War II.
Japan and in particular you as Prime Minister are honour bound to take the initiative in coming to terms with the only Dutch NGO which since its establishment represents the interests of the Dutch from Dutch East Indies.
The Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts is ready to expand the present dialogue with Japan’s Ambassador in The Hague to set the basis for a suitable settlement, thus reestablishing mutual respect and solidarity between the Japanese people and the Dutch from Dutch East Indies.
We are awaiting your reply.
On behalf of the Foundation of Japanese Honorary Debts.
J.F. van Wagtendonk
Cc Minister President of The Netherlands