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20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist.Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman.

20th Anniversary Conference of the Finnish Institute in Japan – Tove Jansson: Visual Artist. Writer. Landscape Enthusiast. Woman. 21–22 November, 2018 at Meiji-Kinenkan, Tokyo Organised by: The Finnish Institute in Japan Supported by: Moomin Monogatari Ltd. Tove Jansson. © Moomin Characters™ The Moomin books are widely known in Japan, but who was the woman behind them? This… Read more »

Jazz sensation Alexi Tuomarila Trio to embark on a big Japan tour

The Finnish Institute in Japan has granted TelepART mobility support for Alexi Tuomarila Trio’s Japan tour. The trio will perform in seven cities across Japan between October 31 and November 4, 2018. Alexi Tuomarila is a well known figure in the Finnish and European jazz scenes both as a strong pianist and composer who has… Read more »

Playing with shape and colour – artist Man Yau commenced Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park’s residency

Supported and selected by the Finnish Institute in Japan and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, the Helsinki-based sculptor, designer and installation artist Man Yau has started her 1,5 month residency period in Shigaraki. Overarching themes in Yau’s works are the colourful and industrial expression in form and shape as well as the seemingly plastic, often full… Read more »

FIN/JPN LAB at the Finnish Institute showcases intercultural AIR programs

The Finnish Institute in Japan is hosting a FIN/JPN LAB -event to celebrate and showcase the intercultural artist residency programs between Finland and Japan on October 31, starting at 6PM. The collaboration between the Finnish Institute in Japan, Youkobo Art Space and its Finnish counterpart Waria Artbreak Air has a long history. The aim of… Read more »

HALLÅ TOKYO! Finnish-Swedish Culture Week in November

The Finnish Institute in Japan is organizing a 5-day event on 5-9 November to celebrate and bring awareness to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.  Focusing on this theme has been a long-term goal of the Institute, as many in Japan are not aware of the Swedish-speaking minority and its historical and cultural impact on the Finnish… Read more »

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 /   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 »