Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan Newsletter

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä is leading a Team Finland visit to Japan on 17-20 February to promote exports and internationalization. He is accompanied by a business delegation consisting of 19 representatives.

Minister Lintilä has a very tight schedule with high level ministerial and company meetings, two business seminars, visit to Metsä Village in Hanno and attending the press event announcing the Finland Pavilion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Before the press meeting the minister and his official delegation also had a meeting with FCCJ Finnish member companies, pictured right.

Our next event is the Pre-Opening Tour to the Moomin Valley Park in Hanno, Saitama pref. on Thursday, 7 March. Join us for a preview of the full Moomin theme park to be officially opened on 16 March. Read more below!

In March we also have two other events, the Stora Enso Cup on Friday, 15 March, followed soon thereafter on Monday, 18 March with another "sporting event", the Team Building Bowling Competition. This event is organized by the Swedish chamber but traditionally we have had a few FCCJ teams too. Read more about these two below!

April is going to be a busy month with four events already confirmed, starting with the Annual General Assembly on Tuesday, 2 April and followed by a Breakfast Meeting with the new Finnair CEO Topi Manner on Wednesday, 10 April. More about these as well as the other April events in coming bulletins.

We have a new contribution this week our "Aoyama View" columnist, this titled: "Europe attracts, Brexit bites - consumers rule Japan".

Click banner at right for interesting views and opinions on a wide variety of issues - from cherry blossom to Kim and Trump, but not in the same context!

Read more here.