Finnish-Swedish Week HALLÅ TOKYO 2019! was held 4th – 8th of November

November 13, 2019
Facebook / Twitter


Five days of fun, humor, in-depth discussions and traditions under the theme Creators & creations!

The Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo 2019! was extremely well-received!




The week started with a talk event together with famous TV personality Mark Levengood, funny and inspiring stories from his life and identity as a Swedish-speaking Finn living in Sweden. Such a heartwarming evening!




Next day was all about comedy and music when Finnish-Swedish band Humorgruppen KAJ performed in Harajuku. Combining funny and witty lyrics with catchy music of different genres, KAJ’s first gig in Japan was a great success!




At Wednesday’s seminar we discussed sustainability and green lifestyle with excellent speakers Mariko McTier (Social Innovation Japan & MyMizu), Ran Nomura (@zerowaste.japan on Instagram) as well as Finnish-Swedish blogger Julia Degerth ( Many interesting topics and questions that we hope to see more of in the future!





Next day, fashion designers Carolina Forss and Wataru Tominaga shared their stories and views on the fashion industry! They talked about their inspirations as well as their own creations that were on display at the event.




SKÅL! KIPPIS! KANPAI! On Friday the Finnish-Swedish week culminated in a traditional crayfish party! The once again fully-booked party was filled with funny hats, schnapps, singing and of course – crayfish!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Finnish-Swedish week and to our excellent guests from Finland, Sweden and Japan!


Stay tuned for the events of next year!


Photos: Finnish Institute in Japan