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TelepART applications processing on hold until August 12 

Due to the Finnish Institute in Japan’s summer vacation season, the processing of Telepart grant applications will be on hold until August 12th. In urgent matters, kindly contact us at 

Almost Perfect 2024: Emmi Jormalainen

        Emmi Jormalainen has been chosen to participate in the 2024 Almost Perfect -residence program.    Emmi Jormalainen is a visual artist and a silent book creator, who has illustrated dozens of children books. She has an MA in Graphic Design from Aalto University, Finland. In her work she focuses especially on visual… Read more »

Runeberg Torte Recipe

Today is the Runeberg Day that pays tribute to Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804 – 1877), Finland’s national poet. Runeberg was an epic poet who also wrote the lyrics to Finland’s National Anthem.     On this day the Finns traditionally eat Runeberg torte, a sweet pastry said to be created by Runeberg’s wife Fredrika Runeberg (1807 –… Read more »


The Finnish Institute in Japan offers a working space for a Japanese or Finnish researcher, whose topic is related either to Japan or to Finland. The working period can be one month or two months starting from February 1st, 2024. Kindly send your application by January 8th, 2024 to Warmly welcome!   Photo: Finnish… Read more »

New project manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan Jenna Tavasti

Photo: Jenna Tavasti   The Foundation of the Finnish Institute in Japan has chosen MA Jenna Tavasti as the new project manager of the Finnish Institute in Japan for the next three-year term starting from 1.1.2024. The project manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of the institute’s activities related to science and… Read more »

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 »