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Mental Health Seminar

    Thank you everyone who participated! The lecture slides are available here.   Mental Health Seminar  Date: 10th February 2021 4PM-5:30PM (JST)  Platform: Zoom  Organizers: Finnish Institute in Japan, Asahi Travel International Inc. in Japan and Mieli Mental Health Finland   【Programme】 16:00 Opening 16:05 Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of Finnish Institute in Japan    “Well-being of Women, Well-being for… Read more »

Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of Finland’s most famous architects. His dedication to meticulous design that adopted the perspectives of users, and to architecture rooted in regional cultures and societies, grew out of the deeply held beliefs of another Aalto, his wife Aino (1894-1949). This exhibition traces the 25-year story of their synergistic relationship and… Read more »

inner landscapes, tokyo

Due to the current situation, the opening of the exhibition “inner landscapes, tokyo” was postponed, the new opening date is March 13th.   inner landscapes is an art project by Marja Pirilä, a Finnish artist and photographer, and Satoko Sai + Tomoko Kurahara, a Japanese ceramic artist duo. The exhibition, inner landscapes, tokyo opens in Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery on… Read more »

Welcome to the Finnish Architecture Seminar online

  The Finnish Architecture is well-known throughout the world and the Finnish architects famous for their multifaceted, experimental and innovative design, especially in wooden architecture. How has the Finnish architecture affected the Japanese architecture and vice versa? What are the current trends in Finnish and in Japanese architecture? This event will now be held only in Zoom, the face-to-face… Read more »

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

THE EXHIBITION HAS ENDED. Based on the worsening COVID-situation in Japan, and related requests from the local governments in Japan to restrict unnecessary movement, the Pavilion operational management in Finland has decided that the Metsä Pavilion will close temporarily starting from from Friday, December 4th until the end of this year. We apologize for the inconvenience, and… 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 »