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  Wednesday, 1 November - FCCJ Special Event

Finland 100 Anniversary Business Reception

Images from the event
Photos: Eero Tuorila and Clas Bystedt

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The entrance to the Embassy with reception desks to the right.
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The Embassy's First Secretary, Ari Honkanen, playing for the guests when they arrive.
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The foyer at the Embassy with the supporters' panel.
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Crowded with 170 guesst attending.
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Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari discussing with Stora Enso's Hannu Kasurinen and Tuomo Kuuppo.
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Ambassador Siukosaari wishing welcome and making opening remarks.
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita following Ambassador Siukosaari's speech.
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Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita made the 'kampai' speech.
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita
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Kippis! (cheers in Finnish)
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Ambassador Siukosaari and Masaoki Fujita making their own toast for a successful reception.
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Ambassador Siukosaari and Masaoki Fujita posing for a photo.
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Time to enjoy the buffet table.
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The long buffet table.
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Another buffet in the garden.
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'We Love Finland Show' by DJ Timo Santala.
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The Virtual Reality presentation.
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Reaktor's and Nokia's displays.
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Ambassador Siukosaari discussing with Jaakko Rajaniemi and Teppo Turkki.
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A lot of glasses used during the evening...
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Ambassador Siukosaari perhaps discussing the benefits of high speed rail transport with Central Japan Railway's Takahisa Suzaki.
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Miki Yajima and Robert Hirst from Moomin Monogatari.
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Having a good time!
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At a Finnish style party drinks play an important role...
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Kati Laakso, Mariella Siukosaari and Markus Kokko.
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Tatsunosuke Tominaga, Shoji Muraoka and Hiroaki Sugawara.
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Aki Saarinen and Robert Hirst having serious discussions far away from everyone...
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Yoshifumi Iwase, Juha Niemi and Mika Kouhia discussing.
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'White wine makes you think, red wine happy..'. Takeshi Yokoyama and Katsumi Kitamura.
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FCCJ Vice President Veli Solehmainen discussing with his guests.
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Takanobu Hori (left) with friends.
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Ambassador Siukosaari with Ebisu Kagaku and their guests.
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Haruko Hashimorto, Ville Väätäjä and Barbara Zamora-Väätäjä discussing.
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Enjoying the we love Finland Show.
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Aki Saarinen bemused over Antti Sonninen's and Mika Mäkinen's apetite...
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Travel industry gathered: Kunitomo Tanaka, Shino Mikamo, Mitsutaka Shoji and Hiroaki Nagahara.
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The staff finally have time to enjou some food with Koichi Tanaka.
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Lively discussions.
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Emi Taoko and Veli Solehmainen perhaps discussing tango...
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Sakari Mesimäki, Ari Honkanen and Timo Varhama.
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Yoshiko Takeda enjoying food with Takeshi Yokoyama.
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A Swede and a Finn good buddies: Benjamin Tornberg and Jaakko Rajaniemi.
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Finpro's Shigeyoshi Noto, Inka-Liisa Häkälä and Masahiro Kimura.
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Mika Kouhia, Atsusgi Oodaira and Mitsutaka Shoji.
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Finn Tour promoting 'lonkero'!
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FCCJ Vice President Veli Solehmainen (center) with SCCJ General Manager Martin Koos (right).
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They where in one of the first images, and also in one of the last; Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari and Stora Enso's Tuomo Kuuppo and Hannu Kasurinen. Reception well enjoyed!
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The hard working staff serving one of the last departing guests ,Takafumi Iwase. From right: Eero Tuorila, Akane Eskola, Etsuko Akiyama. Tokiko Horiuchi and Nikolas Kiili.
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