Category: News

Women’s Empowerment Seminar

Women: Stop dreaming – start acting! Empowering women to take charge of their lives! Happy woman feels that her life is meaningful when it comes to her family situation, her work, her leisure time and above all, herself! Happy women are happy at home, happy at work and happy with their friends. The happiness is… Read more »

Finnish Success Story: Schools on the Move -active school day, better results

What to learn more about the revolutionary new Finnish programme for the schools? How the increase in physical activity during the school day will give better learning results? Schools on the Move is a research-based programme for promoting physical activity in schools. It was developed in 2010 and has grown from a pilot project into… Read more »

Sustainable materials seminar

  How can we get rid of fast fashion and single-use culture? What are the sustainable materials and their quality? How about the production process and costs?   The Finnish Institute in Japan organizes a Sustainable materials seminar November 24th at the brand new Metsä Pavilion! Prominent researchers and designers from Finland and Japan will… Read more »

Heli Blåfield’s Sauna People Photography Exhibition

A documentary look at Finnish modern-day sauna culture   Heli Blåfield documents Finnish modern-day sauna culture, and through it, Finnish everyday life and its rituals. Heli toured all 19 provinces of Finland from May 2017 to December 2018. Together with her brother, writer Ville Blåfield, they published a series of photo reportages, that eventually formed… Read more »

Finnish Swedish Week – traditions, food and fun – is here again!

  Finnish Swedish Week – traditions, food and fun – is here again! The popular Finnish Swedish week organized by the Finnish Institute in Japan is here again! This year the week is more versatile than ever before! Come and learn more about the Finnish Swedish design, young entrepreneurship, literature and songs! The week ends… Read more »

Reality & Fantasy – The World of Tom of Finland in Osaka

  After its debut in Tokyo, the first ever Tom of Finland exhibition in Japan continues to Osaka, where it will be on display in Parco Shinsaibashi from November 20th to December 7th. The exhibition features a selection of 30 historical works, ranging from 1946 to 1989, covering the artist’s entire professional career, and highlighting both… Read more »

“Old age and equality: towards a fairer experience of aging” seminar day

  Thanks to everyone who participated! The lecture slides are available here.   “Old age and equality: towards a fairer experience of aging” seminar day will be held in the newly built Metsä Pavilion on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in Japan. The event will run from 13:00 to 18:00 on 29th of October…. Read more »

European Literature Festival

  The European Literature Festival will be mainly on-line this year. The Finnish representative is Marianne Backlén, who will introduce an exclusive extract from her upcoming novel Diamantvägen to the Japanese audience on Thursday November 26th 18:45–19:30. She will also take part in EUNIC Japan’s panel discussion Stranger than Fiction on Saturday November 21st. More… Read more »

Finnish Dance Course

  Welcome to the Finnish Dance Course! The Finnish Institute in Japan will organize the folk dance series on 20th, 27th October, 10th and 25th November 2020 starting at 6pm each time in the Metsä Pavilion. The Instructor is Salla Kajiwara. The course is free, but you need to register via Peatix

Encore Finland Film Festival

Encore Finland Film Festival brings festival favourites of the recent years to Shibuya Euro Space’s screens 14.–19.11.2020. Films are in Finnish, with Japanese subtitles. Miami, 2017 Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu), 2016 Tale of a Lake (Järven tarina), 2016 Summertime (Kesäkaverit), 2014 Above Dark Waters (Tumman veden päällä), 2013 Concrete Night (Betoniyö), 2013 For more details… Read more »