Category: News

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 »

Social Portrait – A performance by Katriina Haikala

Social Portrait is a performance and an empowering art project where artist Katriina Haikala draws 1000 portraits of individuals who identify themselves as women. Social Portrait embraces diversity, equality and intimate encounters where the models are elevated, seen and accepted as they are. It creates a community by bringing together women all around the world. The drawing takes… Read more »

Kati Immonen’s exhibtion and artist talk at Almost Perfect

Kati Immonen has been the artist in residence at Almost Perfect for the month of February. Her exhibition Play Forest will be shown in Almost Perfect’s gallery between February 25th and March 2nd, with an artist talk and a reception February 27th at 18:00. Kati Immonen: Play Forest Exhibition February 25th – March 2nd 13:00 – 19:00 Artist talk… Read more »

Finnish-Swedish minority celebrated in Tokyo for a week

The Finnish Institute in Japan organized a Finnish-Swedish Culture Week called HALLÅ TOKYO! on 5-9 November to celebrate and bring awareness to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. The week was filled with program focusing on themes such as identity, well-being, female artists and design.   HALLÅ TOKYO! started on Monday with a Swedish language café… Read more »

20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist.Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman.

20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist. Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman. 21–22 November, 2018 at Meiji-Kinenkan, Tokyo Organised by: The Finnish Institute in Japan Supported by: Moomin Monogatari Ltd. Tove Jansson. © Moomin Characters™ The Moomin books are widely known in Japan, but who was the woman behind them? This… Read more »

Jazz sensation Alexi Tuomarila Trio to embark on a big Japan tour

The Finnish Institute in Japan has granted TelepART mobility support for Alexi Tuomarila Trio’s Japan tour. The trio will perform in seven cities across Japan between October 31 and November 4, 2018. Alexi Tuomarila is a well known figure in the Finnish and European jazz scenes both as a strong pianist and composer who has… Read more »