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Intimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion

The exhibition Intimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion. Through the works of Finnish fashion designers and brands, the exhibition explores the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes, and how digitalization impacts it. The exhibition shows how designers challenge body norms as well… Read more »

Exhibition Collage: The Eloquence of Paper

Harri Kalha, Ph.D., (b. 1962) is a visual artist as well as a scholar and a non-fiction writer. In the late 1980s Kalha frequented the “drawing school” of the University of Helsinki and participated in various art courses. A year spent at Académie Roederer in Paris secured his artistic conviction. His central concern became the… Read more »

Communicating culture and traditions

The annual Finnish-Swedish week Hallå Tokyo! is here! This year the theme is Communicating culture and traditions. Come and join us and celebrate the Finnish-Swedish culture!  Hallå Tokyo! 31.10.–3.11.2023 Kindly see the attached programme. Registration for all events at: Photos: Pexels, Lee Esselström, FIJ, Jonne Räsänen / Otava, Nina-Maria Oförsagd 

Clinical Art, Aging and AI? -seminar

The Finnish Institute in Japan continued its aging themed seminar series in 2023. This year’s seminar focused on Japanese Clinical Art and its Finnish counterpart Encounter Art. Thank you to all participants and speakers!    Clinical Art, Aging and AI? -seminar  Finland and Japan are both rapidly aging societies. The researchers are tackling questions like,… Read more »

Open Call – A Researcher’s Room

The Finnish Institute in Japan offers a working space for a Japanese or Finnish doctoral researcher, whose research topic is related to Japan or to Finland. The researcher’s room can be used for two months between October – December 2023. An air-conditioned room with an access to kitchen (equipped with refrigerator and microwave) is provided…. Read more »

Exhibition Long Live Wivi Lönn!

Exhibition Long Live Wivi Lönn! celebrates her career and her significance for the generations of female architects who followed afterwards. It presents key designs from Lönn’s career, together with history of female architects in Finland.   Year 2022 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Wivi Lönn (1872–1966). She can be considered the first… Read more »

Vacant post 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 belongs to the network of 16 Finnish Cultural… Read more »

AI & Ethics -seminar

The Finnish Institute in Japan continued its AI-events with AI & Ethics ­seminar, held March 2nd at 3–6 PM onsite at Roppongi Academyhills and online on ZOOM. The seminar was the second part of the Finnish Institute in Japan’s seminars on the topic of AI and ethics and brought together experts on AI from both… Read more »

Conference: The Åland Example – a tool for a more peaceful world!

The Åland Islands is an autonomous, self-governing, Swedish-speaking part of Finland. The League of Nations granted Finland sovereignity over Åland in 1921. Furthermore, Åland is also a demilitarised region as confirmed in the Paris Peace Treaty in 1947. How to structure and build up a functional autonomy? What are the legal parameters and what does… Read more »

Oona Mäkelä: Same Same but Different

Exhibition: Feb 9 (Thu) – Feb 13 (Mon) 1-7pmVenue: Almost Perfect, 2-3-2 Kojima, Taito-ku, Tokyo Opening Talk Session with Anna-Maria Wiljanen, the director at the Finnish Institute in Japan: Feb 9 (Thu) 6-9pmPlease register for the talk event via Peatix. A casual party on Feb 11 (Sat) 5-7pm with drinks served.Please come visit to see… Read more »