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Japan with a European touch

Nagasaki

Japanese temples, green mountains and western architecture: welcome to Nagasaki. The city has a rich history with the Netherlands and Portugal through trade. Nagasaki was rebuilt after the disastrous atomic bomb in 1945, remaining a port city to this day. Expat Richard de Boer talks about his city, from its cultural treasures to the friendly inhabitants. Discover Nagasaki in this inspiring video.

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Richard de Boer

Dutchman Richard de Boer (31) has been living in Nagasaki for three years. Whilst studying Japanese at Leiden University, he participated in an exchange programme with the University of Nagasaki. Here Richard met his Japanese wife. He not only fell in love with her, but also with the beautiful city, its friendly people and countless cultural treasures.