FCCJ ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 31 MARCH 2005
The assembly apporved some changes to the Articles of Association; number of board members was increased from 10 to 12 with no limitations on period served, the requirement for board members to have lived in Japan for more than one year was also removed and the Annual General Assembly can be held in March of April (before only March.

The meeting also confirmed the election of four new members to the Board of Trustees; Marutei Tsurunen, Member of the House on Counsilors, Isamu Maeda of Metso-SHI Co., Ltd., Toshinori Umezawa, Corporate Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Forest Products & General Merchandise Div. of Marubeni Corporation and Timo Varhama, President of UPM-Kymmene Japan KK. As new auditors were elected Veli-Matti Lahti, President of NetHawk Inc. Japan and Yoshimichi Sano of Seiwa Accounting Services Inc.

The General Assembly also approved the activity and financial reports for fiscal 2004 as well as activity plan and budget for 2005.
The membership fees remain unchanged, 150,000 yen for corporate members and 20,000 yen for individual members.

IMAGES FROM THE ASSEMBLY
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The members folow the meeting proceedings...
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..led by FCCJ President Mika Mäkinen and Vice President Shigeyoshi Noto.
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FCCJ's representtaive in EBC, Erik Ullner gives a brief overview of EBC and FCCJ's role in it.
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Timo Varhama and Seppo Rantanen, two pioneers in Japan already in the 1980's.
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Geting prepared for the speeches.
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Ambassador Salovaara addresses the audience.
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Mika Mäkinen presents the board's views on the activities in 2005.
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A toast and a drink after good speeches.
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From left, Jukka Viitanen (Tekes), returning board memberHirokuni Yoshida (Outokumpu K.K.), Juha Niemi (Embassy of Finland and Tsuyoshi Nakamura (Outokumpu K.K.).
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Enjoying delicious food prepared by the Embassy's chef, Jyrki Immonen.
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Ambassador Salovaara with Katsuhiko Ichikawa of Central Japan Railways Company.
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Mika Mäkinen with Kanji Ohashi (Mori Hospitality Corp./Grand Hyatt Tokyo), member of the Board of Trustees.
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Board heavyweights; Kaj Forsell of Tekla K.K. and new board member Tuomo Kuuppo of Stora Enso Japan K.K.
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Toshio Egawa and Isao Nishimura, members of the Board of Trustees with Heikki Mäkipää of the Finnish Institute in Japan.
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Mäkipää with new auditor Veli-Matti Lahti of NetHawk Inc. Japan.
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Isao Nishimura, Kanji Ohashi, Ambassador Salovaara, Timo Varhama and Mika Mäkinen.
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Mika Mäkinen briefs the Board of Trustees.
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