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  FCCJ Annual General Assembly - 3 April 2018

Event Report

The 19th FCCJ Annual General Assembly was held on Monday, 3 April 2018 at the Embassy of Finland attended by 46 chamber members.

The Assembly handled matters according to our Articles of Association. The reports from 2017 and activity plans and budget for 2018 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.

Two new Board members were elected, Dr. Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Finnish Institute in Japan and Junji Ohta, Wärtsilä Japan Co., Ltd.

For a list of board members in 2018, click here.

Auditors in 2018 are Yuko Ota (MOS Tax Corporation) and Akaki Kuumeri (Abloy Oy).

The Board re-elected Masaoki Fujita (Coil Center Fujita Co., Ltd.) as President and the three Vice Presidents, Tuomo Kuuppo (Stora Enso Japan K.K.), Hiroaki Nagahara (Finnair) and Veli Solehmainen (Vaisala K.K.).

After the assembly the members enjoyed a dinner when a lot of active discussions took place between the members.

Images from the event
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Robert Hirst, Anni Hayashi and Timo Varhama greet before start of the assembly.
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Erik Ullner studying the meeting docusments.
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita opens the assembly.
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Erik Ullner, EBC Executive Operating Board member and treasurer, explains the plans for the new EBC.
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The auditors for fiscal year 2017, Anni Hayashi and Robert Hirst, read the auditors's statement.
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The Official Board Photo.
From left: Vice President Veli Solehmainen, Matti Ranta, Yoshinori Sano, Erik Ullner, President Masaoki Fujita,Vice President Hiroaki Nagahara, Aki Saarinen, Hiroaki Sugawara, Pekka Laitinen and Tatsunosuke Tominaga.
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Minister-Counsellor Juha Niemi wish welcome to the Embassy.
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The participants listening.
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Time for some food!
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita (right) discussing with Tetsuro Urabe.
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Ulrich Kirchhoff and Erik Ullner.
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FCCJ Auditor for 2018, Akaki Kuumeri of new corporate member Abloy Oy with new individual member Vikanda Ihara and auditor for 2017 Anni Hayashi.
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FCCJ Auditor for 2018 Yuko Ota with Mika Kouhia.
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Minister-Counsellor Juha Niemi with board member Matti Ranta.
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Haruko Hashimoto, Atsushi Ueda and Timo Varhama.
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Mikko Koivistoinen (left) and outgoing board member Petteri Niska, who will move to Duesseldorf, Germany.
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Tetsuro Wakiya and Yasunobu Kanai of Benelic.
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FCCJ Board members Tatsunosuke Tominaga and Aki Saarinen.
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Aki Lappalainen and Robert Hirst.
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Jussi Salmela explaining to FCCJ Vice President Veli Solehmainen.
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Promoting Finnish culture and travel: Emi Taoka, board member Hiroaki Sugawara and Shigeyoshi Noto.
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Timo Varhama with board member Yoshinori Sano and newly elected auditor Yuko Ota. Guess who goes frequently fishing?
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Aki Lappalainen and board and ExCom member Pekka Laitinen.
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From left: Antti Kunnas, Mikko Koivistoinen, Akaki Kuumeri and Mika M&aulm;kinen.
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FCCJ Vice President Hiroaki Nagahara (Finnair) exchange name cards with Takashi Hoshino of Hotel Okura.
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With roots in Turku: Vikanda Ihara and Mika Mäkinen.
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