Annual General Assembly 31 March 2000
The FCCJ held its Annual General Assembly on Friday 30 March at the Embassy of Finland. As the present President of FCCJ, Rauno Sirola retired, the Board elected Timo Varhama of Nippon Finnpap Ltd. as his successor. Mr. Sirola will be replaced in the board by Yoshinori Sano of Seiwa Accounting Service Inc.
Hirokuni Yoshida remains Vice President (according to the FCCJ Articles of Association

As new members to the Board of Trustees were elected:
  • Yasuji Ishigaki, Former Ambassador of Japan to Finland
  • Rauno Sirola, FCCJ President 1999-2000
  • Tadashi Tawarada, Former President of Kemira-Ube Ltd.

    As Auditors were elected:
  • Seiichi Matsui, Vaisala K.K.
  • Mika Makinen, Elektrobit Nippon K.K.

    The meeting and the reception held after the AGA was attended by 62 members and guests.

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    Participants at the General Assembly
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    Chairman's table; left Rauno Sirola (President), right Hirokuni Yoshida (Vice President)
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    Left, new Board member Yoshinori Sano, center, Jouni Asikainen, new EBC Vice Chairman and Chariman of the FCCJ Event Committee.
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    Left the resigning President, right the newly elected.
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    ...and then they bow... they couldnt' be more Japanese, could they?
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    Chef Jukka Kemppinen presents Mr. Sirola a bottle of wine.
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    Center former Ambassador of Japan to Finland, Yasuji Ishigaki, and Satu Mattila, Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Finland
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