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Portrait of Jacques Specx


Acquired: 13 December, 2009
Acquired from: The Netherlands

Jacques Specx played a key role during the early days of the Japanese-Dutch negotiations. He was both the first and the third head of the Dutch Trading Post in Hirado and put much effort in the promotion of the Japanese-Dutch interactions during the extremely difficult early days of the Dutch Trading Post. Later he was appointed Governor General of the VOC, in charge of all East-Asian countries, and led the Netherlands to victory in the fierce trade competitions.

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Hirado Dutch Trading Post
Nagasaki Prefecture, Hirado City, Ookubo, 2477
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