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 FCCJ Annual General Assembly - 3 April 2012

Event Report
The thirteenth Annual General Assembly handled matters according to our Articles of Association. The reports from 2011 and activity plans and budget for 2012 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.

Four board members (Masaoki Fujita, Coil Center Fujita Co., Ltd., Sakari Romu, Finnair, Veli Solehmainen, Vaisala K.K. and Hiroaki Sugawara, Finn Corporation) whose term ended where re-elected for another two years. Yasuyuki Oda, Kone Japan, Marko Salonen, Finpro/Finland Trade Center and JP Takala, Nokia Siemens Networks Japan Corp. were elected new board member.
For a list of board members in 2012, click here.

Board of Trustees member Taiji Watanabe who was up for re-election was elected for another 5 year term. Yasuyki Amakusa of Marubeni Corporation replaces Yukichi Nakamura who has moved to Indonesia.
Auditors in 2012 are Katsuro Ohata, Wartsila Japan and Kauko Laitinen, 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.

The meeting was concluded by a presentation of the Finnish School in Tokyo by Jorma Kotkajärvi.

After the assembly proceedings, Ambassador Jari Gustafsson welcomed the members and made some remarks regarding the opportunities in Finland-Japan trade relations created by the nuclear projects in Finland. He also introduced Kou Hattori as the Embassy's contact to FCCJ members.

Ambassador Gustafsson hosted the buffet dinner for the 34 members participating in the event. We had 44 registered participants, but due to the spring storm, there were a number of late cancellations and no-shows.

Images from the event

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Quite many empty seats at the start of the meeting because of the storm.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen opens the proceedings.
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New member Kazumi Kitamura of Shiraishi Law Offices introduces himself and the company.
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Auditor Reijo Munther making the auditors' statemnet, laft the other auditor Yasuyuki Oda.
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Newly elected FCCJ Board members Marko Salonen, Yasuyuki Oda. and JP Takala stands up to introduce themselves to the assembly.
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Newly elected FCCJ Board of Trustees member Yasuyki Amakusa of Marubei Corporation introduces himself.
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Auditor for 2012, Katsuro Ohata of Wartsila Japan introduces himself.
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After the proceedings Jorma Kotkajärvi of the Finnish School in Tokyo presents the school.
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After the assembly the board meets to elect President and Vice-President.
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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, Marko Saarelainen and Yasuyuki Oda (new). Standing from left: Veli Solehmainen, Pekka Laitinen, Shigeyoshi Noto, Marko Salonen (new), JP Takala (new) Masaoki Fujita and Hiroaki Sugawara. .
Missing: Tuomo Kuuppo, .Sakari Romu and Hirokuni Yoshida.
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Re-elected FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen greets the members after the assembly.
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Marko Saarelainen.
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Board of Trustees members Isamu Maeda and Timo Varhama discussing contents in their glasses....
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JP Takala and Reijo Munther.
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Ambassador Jari Gustafsson welcomes the members...
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.. and makes some remarks regarding the opportunities in Finland-Japan trade relations created by the nuclear projects in Finland.
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...and introduces Kou Hattori as the Embassy's contact to FCCJ members.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen and Ambassador Jari Gustafsson toasting.
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New FCCJ Board Members, from left: JP Takala, Marko Salonen and Yasuyuki Oda..
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New Board of Trustees member Yasuyuki Amakusa of Marubeni (left) talking with Yoshinori Sano (Board member), Kazumi Kitamura (new member) and Timo Varhama (Board of Trustees member).
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Auditor for 2012, Katsuro Ohata of Wartsila Japan.
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Enjoying the buffet, Keiji Ueda (right) and Hiroaki Sugawara.
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FCCJ Board of Trustees members Isamu Maeda, Yukio Sakurai and Yasuji Ishigaki discussing with Kou Hattori (second from right).
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Kenji Takayanagi of Hotel Okura explaning to Ambassador Gustafsson, left Paul Rajesh.
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Marko Saarelainen with Tomokazu Kobayashi and Yutaka Asada of Scandex.
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FCCJ Board Member Veli Solehmainen (left) with Jussi Salmela.
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New FCCJ Board Members Yasuyuki Oda and Marko Salonen.
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New member Jun Yada of WBO Coproration talking with new Board member JP Takala. In the background Kimio Hashida, Board of Trustees member.
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