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The Finnish Institute in Japan will be hosting the annual Finnish-Swedish Week from Monday November 8th to Friday November 12th. This year’s events will discuss the Finnish-Swedish people in politics, entrepreneurship and entertainment outlining the impact of they have made both in Finland as well as internationally! The week will traditionally end with the ever so popular crayfish party! The events this year (with exception of the crayfish party) will be held as hybrid events.You can join us in the Metsä Pavilion or online in Zoom. Please check our website for further information!
Register for all events at: https://hallatokyo2021.peatix.com/


Monday, November 8th
Alexander Stubb

The Finnish Swedish Week will begin with the interview of Professor Alexander Stubb. He is the Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute. He has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland. Come and listen to Professor Stubb’s thoughts about the impact of Swedish in culture, business and politics but also about the future of the second official language in Finland!

The interview will be followed by a networking reception!
Come and be inspired!

Date and time: 8.11.2021 18-20
Place: Metsä pavilion and online (ZOOM)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87922562475?pwd=RytVVHdkYUZrSHM0VUhCYXJtUFRoQT09

Tuesday, November 9th
Green Light District

On Tuesday it’s time for music! The hiphop-meets-big bind group Green Light District is a Finnish-Swedish band from Helsinki, known for their covers and original hits. The band of 10 musicians actively explores the borders and limits of different genres due to the vast musical experience and influences between the members.

Date and time: 9.11.2021 18-19:30
Place: Metsä pavilion and online (ZOOM)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88228990519?pwd=MTR5aFNqUDZCdVNadWduMVRjeGhrZz09

Wednesday, November 10th
Johanna Gullichsen

Finnish designer Johanna Gullichsen will be interviewed about her art, her story as a female entrepreneur and about the sources of her inspiration. Johanna Gullichsen is widely known for her graphic interior textiles. Her sophisticated designs tell a story of their own combining the traditional patterns textile types. Gullichsen has received many prizes-the most recently Kaj Franck Design Prize 2021.

Date and time: 10.11.2021 18-19
Place: Online (ZOOM)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81812246082?pwd=T0Zrd3gwY2FsT0lucGZNNXd3TFAzUT09

Thursday, November 11th
Ted Urho

Finnish-Swedish week continues on Thursday November 11th with an online talk event “And that’s why Finland celebrates the day a Swedish king fell off his horse and died on a battlefield in Germany in 1632” by Mr. Ted Urho. He will be talking about why the Finns speak Swedish in Finland, the advantages and disadvantages of being a Finnish Swede as well as discussing the story of the dead king and his horse. Ted Urho is the executive manager of the liberal think tank Agenda since 2019. He has previously worked as a journalist, producer and host of the breakfast show.

Date and time: 11.11.2021 18-19
Place: Online (ZOOM)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602467035?pwd=bGtWMVRUR25xekVjcGhRaFc1WTNIQT09

Friday, November 12th
Crayfish Party

Date and time: 12.11.2021 18-21
Place: Metsä pavilion