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 FCCJ Annual General Assembly - 1 April 2014

Event Report

The fifteenth FCCJ Annual General Assembly was held on Tuesday, 1 April at the Embassy of Finland attended by 46 chamber members and members of its Board of Trustees. The Assembly handled matters according to our Articles of Association. The reports from 2013 and activity plans and budget for 2014 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.

Six board members, Masaoki Fujita, Coil Center Fujita Co., Ltd., Yasuyuki Oda, Kone Japan Co., Ltd., Sakari Romu, Finnair, Hiroaki Sugawara, Finn Corporation and JP Takala, Nokia Solutions & Networks whose term ended were re-elected for another two year term.

Jan Gröblad, Vaisala K.K. was elected new board member, replacing Veli Solehmainen who has moved to China. For a list of board members in 2014, click here.

Board of Trustees members Toshio Egawa, Yasuji Ishigaki and Kanji Ohashi, who were up for re-election were elected for another 5 year term. Tomoyuki Iida replaced Yasuyuki Amakusa of Marubeni in the Board of Trustees. Yukio Sakurai has resigned during the fiscal year.
Auditors in 2014 are Henrik Eklund of Wartsila and Shunsuke Yoshizawa of Okmetic.

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.

Ambassador Manu Virtamo hosted the buffet dinner for the participats in the assembly.

Images from the event

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Nice cherry blossom in the Embassy garden.
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Particpants arriving and greeting old adn new friends.
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FCCJ President welcoming the participants.
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Timo Varhama and Pekka Laitinen.
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Erik Ullner and Tero Huopaniemi.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen opens the proceedings.
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Olli Juvonen, former FCCJ Board Member visiting from Helsinki.
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Aki Saarinen and Henri Servomaa of the new member company Reaktor Japan.
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New auditor, Shunsuke Yoshizawa of Okmetic K.K., thanks for the support.
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After the assembly the board meets to elect President and Vice-President.
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Marko Saarelainen opens the meeting.
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Hirokuni Yoshida, re-elected Vice President and Marko Saarelainen, re-relcted him as President of the chamber.
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The Official Board of Directors photo:
From left: Hiroaki Sugawara, Tuomo Kuuppo, Yoshinori Sano, Hirokuni Yoshida, Marko Saarelainen, JP Takala, Sakari Romu, Pekka Laitinen, Marko Salonen, Masaoki Fujita and Shigeyoshi Noto.
Missing: Jan Gröblad and Yasuyuki Oda.
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Participants enjoy some drinks before the dinner.
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Ambassador Manu Virtamo discusses with former Japanese Ambassador to Helsinki, Hitoshi Honda. Left FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen.
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Erik Ullner and Mitsuo Okabe discussing.
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FCCJ Board Member Shigeyoshi Noto discuss with Scandex representatives, Tomokazu Kobayashi, Koji Noda and Takahiko Nakada.
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Current FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen and a former, Timo Varhama.
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Ambassador Manu Virtamo addresses the general assembly participants.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen thanks the members for their support in 2013.
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Time for something to eat!
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Hirokuni Yoshida, Kimio Hashida, Sakari Romu and Katsumi Kitamura enjoying the buffet and drinks!
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Board member Yoshinori Sano and Board of Trustees member Erik Ullner.
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Marko Salonen, Finpro with Miia Rantanen of the Embassy.
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Tomokazu Kobayashi, Takahiko Nakada and Koji Noda of Scandex Co., Ltd.
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Mitsuo Okabe and Kinji Yasu.
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Board of Trustees member Yasuji Ishigaki and Board member Shigeyoshi Noto.
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Takeshi Yokoyama and Akiko Kanki.
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Current and former UPM Japan boss; Tatsunosuke Tominaga and Timo Varhama.
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Michio Imai and Kunihisa Yoshida of Valmet K.K.
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Masaoki Fujita and Atsushi Odaira.
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