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The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects. The current crisis is severely affecting the cultural sector. Many artists and creatives whose work is project-based have lost months worth of income. Amongst the crisis, the mission of the Finnish Cultural… Read more »

Works of the iconic artist Tom of Finland to be exhibited in Japan for the first time

  2020/04/24~2020/05/11 Reality & Fantasy: The World of Tom of Finland at GALLERY X (B1F, Shibuya PARCO) Open hours 11:00-21:00 *Last entry time 30mins before close *Close at 18:00 in 5/11 Admission: 500yen *Pre-school child not allowed in   Press conference: 2020/04/23, 16:00~17:00 (10F, Shibuya PARCO) Media preview: 2020/04/23, 17:00~18:30 (GALLERY X, B1F, Shibuya… Read more »

Notice of telecommuting

According to the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland, the Finnish Institute in Japan will be telecommuting from March 17th. But do not worry, we will continue to create engaging content and keep you busy online! Stay tuned and be healthy!

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

Come and experience Finnish local life, learn Finnish language and culture…you are welcome to join our first collaboration with Länsi-Suomen opisto!  ◆Itinerary: March 15th (Sunday): We will meet in Helsinki Vantaa Airport, then travel to Huittinen, where we will stay for a week. March 16th ~ 21st (Monday-Saturday): You can participate in Finnish language lessons,… Read more »

Season’s greetings

  Many thanks to our friends and collaboration partners! We wish you a very relaxing Christmas and all the best for the new year 2020! The Finnish Institute in Japan office is closed from December 30th 2019 to January 5th 2020.

Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Conference

    The Finnish multitalented artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is widely known in Japan. She visited various places in Japan and filmed her experiences, but what was the impact of Japan to her literary production and to her as an artist? Come and listen to Finnish, Swedish and Japanese researchers intriguing presentations and panel discussion!… Read more »

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

  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… Read more »

HALLÅ TOKYO! Finnish-Swedish Week

  THE FINNISH-SWEDISH WEEK IS HERE AGAIN! The Finnish Institute in Japan is celebrating the Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo 2019! on November 4th-8th, 2019. This event is organized to tell about the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.  This year the theme is Creators & Creations with focus on identity, artistic creativity in music, design and fashion, but… Read more »

European Day of Languages

  Let’s celebrate European Day of Languages together! Do you want to know more about the diversity of the European languages? EUNIC Japan, which the Finnish Institute in Japan is now serving as a president country, will organize an interesting event for the language and culture lovers!! You can learn simple phrases in Finnish, French,… Read more »

Finnish Language Course at the Institute

    FINALLY HERE! A Finnish Language course at the Finnish Institute in Japan starts in September! The Finnish language course is for absolute beginners and begins on September 20th.   Place: The Finnish Institute in Japan (3-5-39 Minami-Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo) Time: Fridays 15:00-17:00 (dates: 20.9., 27.9., 11.10., 18.10., 25.10., 1.11., 8.11., 15.11., 22.11., 29.11.)… Read more »