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 FCCJ Annual General Assembly - 11 April 2010

Event Report
The twelfth Annual General Assembly handled matters according to our Articles of Association. The reports from 2010 and activity plans and budget for 2011 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.

The six board members (Marko Saarelainen, Honka Jpan Inc., Hirokuni Yoshida, Outokumpu K.K., Tuomo Kuuppo, Stora Enso Japan K.K., Pekka Laitinen, Septem Partners, Shigeyoshi Noto, Foresight Marketing and Yoshinori Sano, MOS Tax Corporation) whose term ended where re-elected for another two years.
For a list of board members in 2011, click here.

Two Board of Trustees members up for re-election (Kimio Hashida and Erik Ullner) were elected for another 5 year term.
Auditors in 2011 are Yasuyuki Oda, Kone Japan and Reijo Munther, Tekes.

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 assembly proceedings, Ambassador Jari Gustafsson gave an insight in the Embassy's actions and tasks after the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear situation and described the current contingency plans.

During the dinner a lively Q&A session was held based on the Ambassador's presentation. Then also the relief efforts in Tohoku were discussed and ideas how the Finnish business community could do its share.

The event was attended by 36 members.

Images from the event

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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen opens the proceedings.
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Marko Saarelainen making opening remarks
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Members following the meeting. Front new member Ikuma Sadakane, Cargotec Japan Ltd.
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On the front row; Kaj Forsell, Tuomo Kuuppo and Veli Solehmainen.
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Marko Saarelainen opens the board meeting. From front Japanese board members Masaoki Fujita, Yoshimori Sano and Hiroaki Sugawara
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Finnish board members, from front Sakari Romu, Petri Hautakangas, Veli Solehmainen and Kaj Forsell.
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Marko Saarelainen thanks for the support in re-relcting him as President of the chamber.
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The Official Board of Directors photo:
Seated from left: Yoshinori Sano, Tuomo Kuuppo, Kaj Forsell, Veli Solehmainen, Sakari Romu, Petri Hautakangas, Masaoki Fujita and Hiroaki Sugawara.. Center Marko Saarelainen.
Missing: Hirokuni Yoshida, Mika Makinen, Shigeyoshi Noto and Pekka Laitinen.
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Ambassador Jari Gustafsson looks for his notes..
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The theme of Ambassador's presentation.
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Ambassador Jari Gustafsson welcomes to the table.
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Marko Saarelainen proposes a toast.
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From left: Mitsuo Okabe, Isamu Maeda, Mika Kouhia and Mikko Koivumaa. Back to camera Mikko Koivistoinen and Hiroaki Sugawara.
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From left: Haruko Hashimoto, Yasuji Ishigaki (hidden), Taiji Watanabe, and Yasuyuki Oda. Back to camera Masaoki Fujita and Yoshinori Sano.
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From left: Michio Imai, Yukio Sakurai, Kanji Ohashi and Isao Nishimura. Back to camera Teruhisa Koizumi.
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From left: Takao Hashimoto, Jenny Furstenberg, Jukka Pajarinen, Mitsutoshi Kera and Paul Rajesh.
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FCCJ Board Members, from left: Veli Solehmainen, Kaj Forsell, Tuomo Kuuppo and Petri Hautakangas.
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Checking Richter and Japanese earthquake scales on smartphone, from left: Kimio Hashida, Sakari Romu, Marko Saarelainen, Ambassador Gustafsson and Ikuma Sadakane.
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Isao Nishimura and Kanji Ohashi discussing, right Teruhisa Koizumi.
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Good discussions in the dining room of the embassy.
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