Category: News

Coming this autumn: versatile academic and cultural program

The Finnish Institute in Japan continues its versatile academic and cultural program this autumn! (Kindly notice that the program may be subject to changes). The exact dates and venues will be updated later! Stay tuned! September Finnish language course (will continue until the end of December) Knitting Club for Advanced and for Beginners (will continue… Read more »

Together Alone – third round chosen projects

On March 23rd, The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network launched the Together Alone -project: a fast progressing open call for artists and creatives, many of whose projects were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19. Nine weeks and 437 applications later, we have now commissioned 20 artists, creatives and collectives around the globe to… Read more »

Together Alone – the second selection round

The second selection round of Together Alone is now completed! We were thrilled to receive (once again!) no less than 142 applications from homebound artists and collectives around the world. For this second round, seven projects were selected, employing bravely and widely the potentialities of digital culture and taking new paths to create connections between… Read more »

129 applications for the first Together Alone round!

We’ve gone through amazing applications by artists and collectives from across the globe – from Finland to Burkina Faso, from Japan to India and Australia. Five projects have now been selected, taking us on an exploration of artistic practices in times of physical isolation: artists weaving futurology and contemporary dance practices, studying fresh-water polyps and… Read more »


The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects. The current crisis is severely affecting the cultural sector. Many artists and creatives whose work is project-based have lost months worth of income. Amongst the crisis, the mission of the Finnish Cultural… Read more »

Works of the iconic artist Tom of Finland to be exhibited in Japan for the first time

    << Following the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, and in accordance with the recommendations of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and WHO, we regret to inform you that our upcoming exhibition, “Reality & Fantasy: The World of Tom of Finland”, is postponed.  The exhibition, and the accompanying programs, will take place in full at… Read more »

Notice of telecommuting

According to the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland, the Finnish Institute in Japan will be telecommuting from March 17th. But do not worry, we will continue to create engaging content and keep you busy online! Stay tuned and be healthy!

Registration for the Finnish Language and Culture Course in Huittinen has started!!

Come and experience Finnish local life, learn Finnish language and culture…you are welcome to join our first collaboration with Länsi-Suomen opisto!  ◆Itinerary: March 15th (Sunday): We will meet in Helsinki Vantaa Airport, then travel to Huittinen, where we will stay for a week. March 16th ~ 21st (Monday-Saturday): You can participate in Finnish language lessons,… Read more »

Season’s greetings

  Many thanks to our friends and collaboration partners! We wish you a very relaxing Christmas and all the best for the new year 2020! The Finnish Institute in Japan office is closed from December 30th 2019 to January 5th 2020.

Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Conference

    The Finnish multitalented artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is widely known in Japan. She visited various places in Japan and filmed her experiences, but what was the impact of Japan to her literary production and to her as an artist? Come and listen to Finnish, Swedish and Japanese researchers intriguing presentations and panel discussion!… Read more »