Category: News

Finnish Language Course

Starting from this month The Finnish Institute in Japan will organize TWO Finnish language courses: Finnish language course for absolute beginners starting September 24th as well as an Advanced course starting September 17th! Place: Online (Zoom) until further notice. Time: Each course every other Friday 15:00–17:00 JST Beginners’ course: 24.9., 8.10., 22.10., 5.11., 19.11., 3.12.,… Read more »

Read Hour

The Finnish Institute in Japan is participating in The Children and Youth Foundation’s Read Hour campaign by organizing a Read Hour on September 8th, 2021 from 19:00PM online in Zoom! We will be reading ”Moominpappa at Sea” by Tove Jansson, so come listen to the exciting journey of the Moomin family across the sea to… Read more »

Spirit in Motion – for Diversity & Inclusion

To spotlight the Paralympic Games, a celebration of excellence, courage and life, EUNIC Japan is organizing a Paralympics Photo Exhibition entitled “Spirit in Motion-for Diversity & Inclusion”. “Spirit in Motion” is the official motto of the Paralympic Games, introduced in 2004. In order to contribute to the recognition of the achievements and raising awareness of… Read more »

Sustainable Design from Finland -seminar

Welcome to the on-line seminar Sustainable Design from Finland on Friday August 20th between 3pm and 6pm. Speakers include textile designer of the year 2021 Erja Hirvi, lecturer at Aalto university Markus Joutsela, architect Pekka Helin and many other top professionals of their field. Full speaker line up and registration throught the event website: The… Read more »

The Finnish Design for Everyday Life

– Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature The legacy of modernism is still strongly present in the day-to-day lives of Finns. The Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature exhibition showcases this history, design and art of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibition sheds a light on the… Read more »

Together Alone 2.0 Art Projects Include Contemporary Circus and Ecological Fashion

In May 2021 the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes announced a new ‘Together Alone 2.0’ open call for art projects in order to help the art scene battle challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. The open call was aimed at artists and creative workers whose activities and livelihood have been adversely affected by the pandemic…. 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 »

Eliel Saarinen Exhibition

Eliel Saarinen and His Beautiful Architecture in Finland Finland is renowned for its beautiful forests and lakes. It is also home to Finnish modernism, an architectural style that is also popular in Japan. One major figure who helped develop the style was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950). Saarinen founded an architectural firm with university friends Herman Gesellius… Read more »

Shigaraki Ceramics Exhibition

Exhibition Shigaraki presents works by eight ceramic artists from Japan and Finland. The stylistically different artists have all stayed at ceramic art residence in Shigaraki, Japan. Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery producing places in Japan. Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP) was opened in 1990 to promote local pottery industry and culture. The Finnish… Read more »

Demola Webinar organised by FIJ

Demola WEBINAR organised by FIJ: International foresight projects as a tool to bring students and organizations together to build better future. Do you want to be part of a team working for a better future globally? Welcome to webinar focusing on Demola’s platform – connecting students and enterprises through innovative collaborations. One for Humanity program is… Read more »