Category: News

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 »

Finnish-Swedish Week HALLÅ TOKYO 2019! was held 4th – 8th of November

  Five days of fun, humor, in-depth discussions and traditions under the theme Creators & creations! The Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo 2019! was extremely well-received!       The week started with a talk event together with famous TV personality Mark Levengood, funny and inspiring stories from his life and identity as a Swedish-speaking Finn… Read more »

HALLÅ TOKYO! Finnish-Swedish Week

  THE FINNISH-SWEDISH WEEK IS HERE AGAIN! The Finnish Institute in Japan is celebrating the Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo 2019! on November 4th-8th, 2019. This event is organized to tell about the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.  This year the theme is Creators & Creations with focus on identity, artistic creativity in music, design and fashion, but… Read more »

European Day of Languages

  Let’s celebrate European Day of Languages together! Do you want to know more about the diversity of the European languages? EUNIC Japan, which the Finnish Institute in Japan is now serving as a president country, will organize an interesting event for the language and culture lovers!! You can learn simple phrases in Finnish, French,… Read more »

Finnish Language Course at the Institute

    FINALLY HERE! A Finnish Language course at the Finnish Institute in Japan starts in September! The Finnish language course is for absolute beginners and begins on September 20th.   Place: The Finnish Institute in Japan (3-5-39 Minami-Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo) Time: Fridays 15:00-17:00 (dates: 20.9., 27.9., 11.10., 18.10., 25.10., 1.11., 8.11., 15.11., 22.11., 29.11.)… Read more »

AI to Bridge the Borders conference

    Interested in different possibilities of AI within the context of aging, art and good life? The Finnish Institute in Japan will organise a conference AI to Bridge the Borders that will be held October 10th 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference aims to link the Finnish and Japanese AI research and the relevant themes… Read more »

Call for Papers for Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Conference

Conference: Tove Jansson and the Impact of Japan Date:                27–28 November 2019, Tokyo Organised by:    Finnish Institute in Japan   Proposals due 31st of October 2019 This year marks the centennial of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan. It also gives an excellent platform to study the impact of the both cultures to… Read more »

Rumi Okamoto elected as the new Office Manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan

  The Foundation of the Finnish Institute in Japan has elected Bachelor of Arts Rumi Okamoto as the Office Manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan for a three-year period starting on May 20th, 2019.The institute is located in Tokyo. Rumi Okamoto has previously worked as the Client service assistant manager at Sotheby’s Japan. She also has… Read more »

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

Come and experience Finnish life, learn Finnish language and culture in Joutseno, Finland this autumn! You can participate in Finnish language lessons, handicraft workshop, sauna, walks in the nature and many other activities! Please register now since we can only accept maximum 25 people.  [Itinerary] September 15th (Sun.):We will meet up in Helsinki Airport, then travel… Read more »