Category: News

Aging seminar: Aging and Loneliness

The Finnish institute in Japan’s aging seminar ”Aging and Loneliness” was held on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 14:00-19:00PM as a hybrid event at the Metsä Pavilion and online in Zoom. This seminar focused on the loneliness and well-being of the elderly and share ideas about the issues regarding the aging society both in Finland… Read more »

Hallå Tokyo 2021! Interview with Alexander Stubb

The Finnish Swedish Week began 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… Read more »

Taishi Watanabe exhibition

You can visit Dr. Taishi Watanabe’s exhibition Unity Architecture in Finland and Japan -3 Projects, 3 Exhibitions, 18 Objects- through this online presentation. The exhibition was held in Tokyo’s Metsä Pavilion in September 2021, but due to the state of emergency could not be opened to public. On the video Dr. Watanabe discusses the exhibition… Read more »

Åland online-lectures

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of autonomy of the Åland islands, The Finnish Institute in Japan holds an Åland 100-themed online lecture series. The lectures will be held in Zoom in English and are interpreted in Japanese. Pre-registration to the lectures is via Peatix. Upcoming lectures: Photo: FIJ

Online artist talks – Northern Alps Art Festival

The Northern Alps Art Festival in Nagano’s Omachi City is featuring two Finnish artists this year, Maaria Wirkkala and Milla Vaahtera. Their works are on view between October 2nd and November 21st. The Finnish Institute in Japan is hosting online artist talks with the artists Milla Vaahtera on Wednesday September 29th at 5pm Maaria Wirkkala… Read more »

Finnish Language Course

Starting from this month The Finnish Institute in Japan will organize TWO Finnish language courses: Finnish language course for absolute beginners starting September 24th as well as an Advanced course starting September 17th! Place: Online (Zoom) until further notice. Time: Each course every other Friday 15:00–17:00 JST Beginners’ course: 24.9., 8.10., 22.10., 5.11., 19.11., 3.12.,… Read more »

Read Hour

The Finnish Institute in Japan is participating in The Children and Youth Foundation’s Read Hour campaign by organizing a Read Hour on September 8th, 2021 from 19:00PM online in Zoom! We will be reading ”Moominpappa at Sea” by Tove Jansson, so come listen to the exciting journey of the Moomin family across the sea to… Read more »

Spirit in Motion – for Diversity & Inclusion

To spotlight the Paralympic Games, a celebration of excellence, courage and life, EUNIC Japan is organizing a Paralympics Photo Exhibition entitled “Spirit in Motion-for Diversity & Inclusion”. “Spirit in Motion” is the official motto of the Paralympic Games, introduced in 2004. In order to contribute to the recognition of the achievements and raising awareness of… Read more »

Sustainable Design from Finland -seminar

Welcome to the on-line seminar Sustainable Design from Finland on Friday August 20th between 3pm and 6pm. Speakers include textile designer of the year 2021 Erja Hirvi, lecturer at Aalto university Markus Joutsela, architect Pekka Helin and many other top professionals of their field. Full speaker line up and registration throught the event website: The… Read more »

The Finnish Design for Everyday Life

– Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature The legacy of modernism is still strongly present in the day-to-day lives of Finns. The Finnish Design for Everyday Life – Patterns and Forms Inspired by Nature exhibition showcases this history, design and art of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibition sheds a light on the… Read more »