The 20th FCCJ Annual General Assembly was held on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at the Embassy of Finland attended by 46 chamber members.
The Assembly handled matters according to Article 10 in the Articles of Association, approving the activity and fiscal reports for the fiscal year 2018 ending 31 March 2019 and approved activity plans and budget and membership fees for the fiscal year that started 1 April (see last page). Membership fees remain unchanged, 150,000 yen for corporate, 75,000 for associate corporate and 20.000 yen for individual.
Two new Board members were elected, Yoshihiko Onishi, Wärtsilä Japan Co., Ltd. and Yuko Ota, MOS Tax Corporation. The auditors for fiscal year 2019 are Kazuhiro Yanai (Outokumpu K.K.) and Timo Varhama (Vision Hunters, Ltd.).
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 Minister-Counsellor Juha Niemi presented the the Insignia of the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland to the outgoing Executive Director Clas Bystedt, after which the members enjoyed a buffet dinner hosted by Juha Niemi, when a lot of active discussions took place between the members.
Images from the event
About to start the assembly, Masaoki Fujita and Erik Ullner checking time.
FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita opens the meeting, assisted by incoming Executive Director Antti Kunnas.
Erik Ullner, EBC Executive Operating Board member and treasurer, explains the plans for the new EBC.
Timo Varhama proposes chairman and secretary for the assembly.
The auditors for fiscal year 2018, Yuko Ota and Akaki Kuumeri, read the auditors' statement.
Yuko Ota, MOS Tax Corporation, had to stand up once more - as newly elected board member.
The second new board member, Yoshihiko Onishi, Wartsila Japan Ltd., introduces himself.
The board members gather for a short meeting to elect President, Vice Presidents and Treasurer.