Category: News

Visionary guitarist Petri Kumela’s large-scale Japan tour

Photo by: Marek Sabogal The Finnish musician Petri Kumela, who was granted TelepART mobility support by the Finnish Institute in Japan, will be touring Japan between October 28th and November 4th 2018. Kumela is known for his open-minded and versatile approach to classical guitar, and will perform in Hiroshima, Sapporo, Tokyo and Kawasaki. Kumela has… Read more »

Christina Stadlbauer has started her Art and Science Research Residency in Tokyo

Earlier this year, the Finnish Institute in Japan, the Bioart Society and the BioClub Tokyo selected a Helsinki based Austrian researcher and artist Christina Stadlbauer for the Tokyo Art and Science Research Residency.   Photo by: Christina Stadlbauer / http://christallinarox.wordpress.com   During her one month residency, Stadlbauer will be focusing on a project called Ceramic… Read more »

Vacant position 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 »

20th anniversary exhibition sparked huge interest in Finland and Ivana Helsinki

By its closing time on September 24th 2018, ”Love Stories, Road Trips and Dresses” – 20 years of fashion and lifestyle by Ivana Helsinki successfully gathered nearly 3000 visitors interested in fashion, design and Finland. In many ways, Ivana Helsinki returned to their roots with this exhibition. Established in 1998 by Paola and Pirjo Suhonen,… Read more »

Ivana Helsinki 20th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo

  The Finnish Institute in Japan is organizing the 20th anniversary exhibition of the Finnish art, fashion and lifestyle brand Ivana Helsinki. “Love Stories, Road Trips and Dresses” – 20 years of fashion and lifestyle by Ivana Helsinki  showcases the journey of Ivana Helsinki from an idea to a recognisable and internationally renowned fashion and… Read more »

TelepART grant awarded to musician Petri Kumela

The Finnish Institute in Japan has granted its first TelepART mobility support to Finnish musician Petri Kumela, who is touring Japan later this autumn. Petri Kumela is one of Finland’s most sought-after classical guitarists, known on the international scene for his originality and versatility. He has released nine recordings that have all gained critical acclaim…. Read more »

20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan

Tove Jansson: Visual Artist.Writer.Landscape Enthusiast.Woman.   21–22 November, 2018, Tokyo Organised by: Finnish Institute in Japan, Tokyo   Proposals due 8 October 2018 The Moomin books are widely known in Japan, but who was the woman behind them? This interdisciplinary conference aims to concentrate on the character of the multitalented Finnish artist Tove Jansson. The… Read more »

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies as of May 25, 2018.

The Finnish Institute in Japan wants to offer current information of the Institute´s activities and events to all its audiences. To enable this kind of communication we need, among others, e-mail addresses. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU will apply as of May 25th 2018. The Finnish Institute in Japan will review… Read more »