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 FCCJ Annual General Assembly 6 April 2010

Event Report
The eleveth Annual General Assembly handled matters according to our Articles of Association. The reports from 2009 and activity plans and budget for 2010 were approved. The membership fees remain unchanged; 150,000 yen for corporate members, 75,000 yen for associate corporate and 20,000 yen for individual members.

Veli Solehmainen, President, Vaisala K.K., Sakari Romu, Director Sales, Finnair and Petri Hautakangas, Head of Sales, Network Systems, Japan, Nokia Siemens Networks were elected new board member. The three board members (Masaoki Fujita, Coil Center Fujita Co., Ltd., Mika Makinen, mikAdvance and Hiroaki Sugawara, Finn Corporation) whose term ended where re-elected for another two years.
For a list of board members in 2010, click here.

Newly elected members to the Board of Trustees were Kazuki Yamamoto, Finland Japan Trading Co., Ltd., Shigeo Kondo and Hitoshi Honda, both former Ambassador of Japan to Finland.
Two Board of Trustees members up for re-election (Marutei Tsurunen and Timo Varhama) were elected for another 5 year term.
Auditors in 2010 are Hitotaka Sakurada, F-Secure and Heikki Mäkipää, The Finnish Institute in Japan

After the General Assembly the new Board of Directors had it's first meeting and re-elected Marko Saarelainen as the President of FCCJ and Hirokuni Yoshida as Vice President.

After the formal proceedings Ambassador Jari Gustafsson hosted a dinner where he gave a brief update on current affairs in the relations between Finland and Japan and the Member Survey conducted in March was presented and dicussed on.

The event was attended by 40 members.

Images from the event

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Members getting ready for the meeting to start.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen, acting as chairman of the meeting, decides that it is time to start.
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Newly elected board member Veli Solehmainen introduces himself. Front Tuomo Kuuppo and Erik Ullner.
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Another newly elected board member, Sakari Romu, hides in the back of the meeting room...
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The third new board member, Petri Hautakangas.
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Auditor for 2009 and new Board of Trustees member Kazuki Yamamoto.
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The newly elected board at its first meeting.
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The Official Board of Directors photo - all attended the meeting.
Seated from left: Marko Saarelainen, President, Hirokuni Yoshida, Vice President, Mika Makinen, former President.
Standing from left: Veli Solehmainen, Tuomo Kuuppo, Shigeyoshi Noto, Petri Hautakangas, Kaj Forsell, Sakari Romu, Yoshinori Sano, Pekka Laitinen, Masaoki Fujita and Hiroaki Sugawara.
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Ambassador Jari Gustafsson welcomes to the table and gives an update on Japan-Finland relations and recent events.
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The Embassy's dining room filled to its capacity.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen thanks the Ambassador.
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Veli Solehmainen, Petri Hautakangas, Hirokuni Yoshida and Sakari Romu.
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Mika Makinen, Kim Knudsen and Tetsuro Urabe.
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Mitsutoshi Kera, Ole Johansson, Hitotaka Sakurada, Michio Imai, Yukio Sakurai, Atsushi Hoshi and Masaoki Fujita.
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Reijo Munther studies the menu.
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Timo Varhama discusses with Yukichi Nakamura and Shinji Yasu. Erik Ullner concentrates on the delicious food.
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Teruhisa Koizumi, Bob Bernal and Reijo Munther, back to camera Board of Trustees members Isao Nishimura and Kanji Ohashi.
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Board members Yoshinori Sano and Shigeyoshi Noto discuss.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen rounds off the evening.
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The three new board members, Petri Hautakangas, Sakari Romu and Veli Solehmainen.
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