Category: News

Call for Papers for Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Conference

Conference: Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Date:                27–28 November 2019, Tokyo Organised by:    Finnish Institute in Japan   Proposals due 15 September 2019 This year marks the centennial of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan. It also gives an excellent platform to study the impact of the both cultures to one… Read more »

Rumi Okamoto elected as the new Office Manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan

  The Foundation of the Finnish Institute in Japan has elected Bachelor of Arts Rumi Okamoto as the Office Manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan for a three-year period starting on May 20th, 2019.The institute is located in Tokyo. Rumi Okamoto has previously worked as the Client service assistant manager at Sotheby’s Japan. She also has… Read more »

Registration for the Finnish Language and Culture Course in Joutseno has started!!

Come and experience Finnish life, learn Finnish language and culture in Joutseno, Finland this autumn! You can participate in Finnish language lessons, handicraft workshop, sauna, walks in the nature and many other activities! Please register now since we can only accept maximum 25 people.  [Itinerary] September 15th (Sun.):We will meet up in Helsinki Airport, then travel… Read more »

The Secret Universe Exhibition at Helsinki Design Museum

    The Secret Universe exhibition at Helsinki Design Museum presents the work of dynamic designer duo Aamu Song and Johan Olin! They have travelled around the world, seeking folkloristic spirit in traditional crafts techniques and manufacturing skills. These trips have resulted in art objects, clothing, accessories and furniture made together with local masters of… Read more »

Diplomatic Relations 100-year Anniversary Photo Competition

  We are launching a photo competition!    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland we chose the theme “100”! This could be interpreted any way you like.  How do I participate?  You can enter the competition either by posting your photo on Instagram and using the hashtag ‘#JPNFINphoto100’ OR by sending… Read more »

Feel Finland 14.4.2019

    Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who attended Feel Finland – the biggest cultural event of this year that marks the centennial of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan! The event was historic in many ways – it was the largest Team Finland collaboration ever, it was the first open day at the Embassy of Finland’s compound and it was a major success… Read more »

Finnish-Japanese Contemporary Circus Project

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan, contemporary circus artists from both countries come together for a new collaborative project. Ilona Jäntti. Photo: Claire Bilyard The project begins in May with Ilona Jäntti’s workshops in Setagaya Public Theatre and Setouchi Circus Factory. The workshops also double as auditions for a shared… Read more »

Vacant post at the Finnish Institute in Japan

  The Finnish Institute in Japan (FIJ) promotes Finnish science, culture and higher education supporting and enabling co-operation and dialogue between Japan and Finland. The Institute identifies and recognizes trends and co-operation possibilities connecting potential collaboration partners. The Institute is part of Team Finland in Japan and one of the 17 Finnish Cultural and Academic… Read more »