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Thursday, 7 March Pre-Opening Tour to the Moomin Valley Park in Hanno
Venue: Metsä Village, Hanno, Saitama pref.
Cost: Members 6,000 yen, others 9,000 yen
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Friday, 15 March The 34th Stora Enso Cup
Sweden-Finland Golf Challenge in Japan
Venue: Taiheiyo Club Gotemba West, Shizuoka pref.
Play fee: 18,090 yen (incl. caddie, lunch & party)
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 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - FCCJ Club Evening
Shinnenkai Party at the FCCJ Office
On Wednesday, 30 January we had our first event in 2019, the traditional Shinnenkai (New Year) Party at the FCCJ Office in Shimomeguro, which is also the home office of the Executive Director Clas Bystedt who is retiring at the end of the current fiscal year on 31 March 2019, when the FCCJ Office will move to the Embassy of Finland.

The 28 participants enjoyed this "house cooling party" and could find out how the FCCJ has operated for 20 years, with food and a plenty of drinks and a lot of networking.

For more about the event, click here

Friday, 14 December 2018 - FCCJ Christmas Luncheon
Getting into Festive Season Mood at the Embassy
After a 5 year break, the traditional FCCJ Christmas Luncheon came back and was held on Friday, 14 December at the Embassy of Finland, where we could enjoy a delicious Finnish style Christmas buffet prepared by the Embassy's chef.

H.E. Ambassador Pekka Orpana gave us his impressions of the first 100 days in office and update on the 100th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan in 2019, including events in the planning.

In addition, First Secretary Ari Honkanen explained about the Finnish Pavilion planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will be built on the Embassy compound. Architect Totti Helin gave us a first glimpse of what the Pavilion would look like.

For a report from the event, attended by 41 members and guest, click here

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - Joint Chambers Networking Event organized by CLIC
Lindt – Chocolate in Japan is not just Valentine's Day
CLIC is an organization of 9 smaller European Chambers of Commerce in Japan for the purpose of organizing innovative networking events to enable trading of ideas between the members of the participating chambers.

CLIC consists of the Austrian Business Council, Belgian-Luxembourg, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and Swiss Chambers.

At the 6th CLIC Event on Wednesday, 28 November, Mr. Andre Zimmermann, Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd., revealed the secrets behind their success in Japan and share with us his views on the future of the chocolate market.

After the presentations and a lively Q&A session the 75 participants from the CLIC chambers could enjoy drinks and food and a lot of networking.

For a report from the event, click here

 Thursday, 22 November 2018 - SCCJ-FCCJ Golf Challenge
FCCJ retains the Stora Enso Cup!

Stora Enso Japan's Atsushi Yamazaki (right) and SCCJ's George Fujii presents the trophy to FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita (individual winner), Nobuyuki Henmi (2nd best net) and Hiroshi Ozeki (3rd best net).

The 33rd Stora Enso Cup, the golf challenge between the Swedish and Finnish Chambers was played on Thursday, 22 November at Golf Club Narita Hightree in Chiba Prefecture. On a cloudy day with some light drizzle, the players could enjoy a beautiful and very colorful course.

26 players participated in the competition (16 from FCCJ, 10 from SCCJ). Notable was that 18 of the players were Japanese.

The FCCJ, which won the three previous events, retained the cup, beating the SCCJ by a fairly clear margin, 83.9 versus 85.2 as average for the best 80% in each team. The FCCJ has nine more wins than the SCCJ, 21 against 12.

Individual winner was Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ) with a net 72 (gross 94). Best SCCJ golfer was Nobuhiko Miyaji with a net 83.

For a full report from the event, click here

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - Joint Nordic Chamber Event
Spotify and Bang & Olufsen; The Future of Music Consumption
The Nordic Chambers organized on Wednesday, 21 November an event with Spotify and Bang & Olufsen titled: "The Future of Music Consumption".

Henrik Johansson, Director, Spotify Japan and Shin Iwanaga, President and Representative Director, Bang & Olufsen Japan presented their companies and how they see the future of distributing and consuming music.

After the presentations and a Q&A session the 55 participants from the five chambers could enjoy drinks and food and a lot of networking.

For a report from the event, click here

Monday, 5 November 2018 - FCCJ Special Event
Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village
FCCJ organized on Monday, 5 November, in cooperation with the other Nordic Chambers, a Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village in Hanno, Saitama prefecture. Metsä Village, officially open on 9 November, is the first phase of the Moomin Theme Park, the second phase, Moomin Valley Park, will open on 16 March 2019.

The 34 participants met up at Hanno station and moved to the Metsä Village at Lake Miyazawa by chartered bus. Robert Hirst, Representative Director of the park operator, Moomin Monogatari, Ltd., wished welcome and made a brief introduction and guided us on the tour around the facilities.

The event ended with a delicious dinner at the main restaurant after which the participants were taken by bus back to Hanno station.

For a report from the event, click here

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - FCCJ Business Luncheon
Kjell Forsén, President and CEO, Vaisala Oyj
FCCJ organized a Business Luncheon on Tuesday, 1 November with a prominent Finnish business leader, Mr. Kjell Forsén, President and CEO of Vaisala Oyj. The theme of his presentation was "Vaisala and its contribution to combat effects of climate change and extreme weather".

Mr. Forsen was accompanied by his wife, Ms. Päivi Leiwo, the Chairperson of Oilon Oy, who presented their business. She was in Japan for the first time, but travels frequently to China where they have substantial businees and a factory since 16 years back.

The event, attended by 24 members and guest and held at Hotel Okura Tokyo, ended with a lively Q&A session.

For a report from the event, including Mr. Forsén's full presentation, click here

Tuesday, 23 October - Joint Chambers Event organized by the French Chamber
The 8th European Joint Networking Party
About 210 members and guest from 14 European Chambers and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a delightful evening on Tuesday, 23 October at the Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom.

The event gave the participants an opportunity to meet new contacts, develop business leads and catch up with friends and business partners. The evening featured drinks, a delicious buffet and networking.

The event was organized by the CCIFJ (French) and co-organized by European Chambers in Japan: Austrian, Belgian-Luxembourg, British, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swiss Chambers as well as the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce. FCCJ had 8 participants.

For more images from the event, click here

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