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Students at Miyagi University College of Nursing learn Finnish culture

Five years ago Miyagi University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences decided to start students study visits between the two universities. This August again three students head for Tampere for an intensive learning experience. In the curriculum of the School of Nursing even some liberal arts courses are required, which may be the reason why the Finnish Institute in Japan was asked to lecture on Finnish identity and culture at Miyagi University both last year and again this year just...

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(suomi) Hakuaikaa jatkettu 21.8.2017 saakka! Taiteilijaresidenssihaku Japanissa: Akiyoshidai International Art Village

(suomi) Hakuaikaa jatkettu 21.8.2017 saakka! Taiteilijaresidenssihaku Japanissa: Akiyoshidai International Art Village

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Matias Liimatainen Chosen for Ceramic Arts Residency in Japan, autumn 2017

Matias Liimatainen Chosen for Ceramic Arts Residency in Japan, autumn 2017

Matias Liimatainen has been chosen to participate in the joint Artist-in-Residence Program by Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park and The Finnish Institute in Japan. Liimatainen is a Finnish sculptor and ceramic artist. He studies ceramics at Aalto University in Helsinki while working at his own ceramic studio in Kerava. Liimatainen has made sculptures, smaller ceramic pieces and tableware. However, he is best known for his figurine sculptures that take the shape of animal or humanlike creatures....

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Universal Nature – Rediscovery of Kalevala by 6 Contemporary Japanese Artists

Universal Nature – Rediscovery of Kalevala by 6 Contemporary Japanese Artists

The Artist’s Kalevala is coming to Japan! The Universal Nature – Rediscovery of Kalevala by 6 Contemporary Japanese Artists exhibition will be on display at SEZON gallery in central Tokyo from August 6th to 27th. The gallery is known for exhibitions of up-and-coming contemporary artists. The exhibition presents the Finnish national epic Kalevala in a new way: from the Japanese point of view and in the form of contemporary art. The exhibition brings together work by six Japanese contemporary...

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Sino-Finnish-Japanese Architectural Workshop to be held in China

Sino-Finnish-Japanese Architectural Workshop to be held in China

The Finnish and East Asian architectural school’s networks annual workshop will be organized in Shenyang, China from June 25 to July 3. In the week long workshop participants from Finnish, Chinese and Japanese architectural schools come together to work on a new building design concept. This year’s themes include ecological landscape planning, energy-efficient prefabricated building design and the use of green energy. The aim of the workshop is to design a new kind of energy and cost effective...

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Winners Announced for the My Finland Photo and Illustration Contest

Winners Announced for the My Finland Photo and Illustration Contest

The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo and the Finnish Institute in Japan co-organized “My Finland” Photo & Illustration Contest during the spring as part of the commemorative events to celebrate Finland’s centennial year of Independence. Five judges selected the winners of the three categories on May 23.  The three categories were illustrations for adults, illustrations for children under 12 years of age, and photos. Applicants were asked to send their works with “My...

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