Category: News

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 »

Heini Riitahuhta Ceramics exhibition

Heini Riitahuhta (b. 1975) is a Finnish designer who graduated from the ceramics and glass department of the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2002. During the same year she received the Honorable mention in Mino, Japan. Heini Riitahuhta expresses her artistry with decorative unique works. The same decoration motives appear in her serial… Read more »

Happy at Home. Happy at Work. Balancing work, family and leisure time.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Lecture slides are available here.   How to combine work, family and leisure time successfully? Is it even possible? Finnish Institute in Japan continues its well-being theme with the seminar about sustainable work and work recovery. Internationally renowed researchers will discuss well-being in the workplace, why the companies should… Read more »

Animated Spirits Film Festival

  Animated Spirits Tokyo 2020 film festival runs from October 15-18, 2020 and is hosted by Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020. The Finnish representative is director Elli Vuorinen with her Sore Eyes for Infinity: An optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly and understands her inevitable involvement in its faults. Registration… Read more »

Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Rut Bryk (1916−1999) was an internationally acclaimed Finnish pioneer of modern ceramic art. In a career spanning five decades, she worked in the art department of Finland’s famed Arabia ceramics factory. This exhibition is presenting an in-depth look into her extensive career for the first time in Japan. There are roughly 200 pieces (including textiles… Read more »

Finnish Institute in Japan: Information to all visitors

  The safety of our visitors and our staff is our top priority. The Finnish Institute in Japan takes the following measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19: An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is placed at the entrance and at the event venue Our staff members wear face masks to protect visitors and themselves… Read more »

Application for the EDUFI Fellowship will open!

EDUFI Fellowship will be available on 1st October 2020 for your doctoral degree research in a form of rolling deadline. A doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland can get the grant 1,500 EUR per month for your stay in Finland regardless of your nationality and fields of study. For more info, visit… Read more »

*Updated on 19.11. 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). Venue: Metsä Pavilion, 3-5-39 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo and online in Zoom (If the event will not be held in the Pavilion, you can find more information in the subjected events). EXHIBITIONS… Read more »