Dear !*TITLE*! !*LASTNAME*!,
A couple of busy months before it is Christmas time. And
businessmen travelling frequently between Tokyo and Helsinki already
got a Christmas present. Read more below in the "News from Finland"
reminds us involved with the Nordic Chambers in Japan of the
Scandinavian Christmas Party, the social highlight of the year of
the chambers. It will be held on Friday 8 December at the same venue
as last year, The Westin Tokyo in Ebisu.
The preparations are
under way and we will launch the 2006 web site next week and I will
provide more information in my next bulletin. But if you plan to
attend, mark 8 December in your calendar already now. Registrations
will start on 6 November.
At the FCCJ luncheon meeting on 22 September,
Timo Varhama made a presentation around the theme "Global
Paper Industry - Recent Trends and Phenomena".
In his presentation, Mr. Varhama spoke about the
current situation and challenges facing his company, and the
global paper industry. He noted that consolidation and
globalization will continue, costs must be cut to fit market
prices, need to scrap unnecessary and inefficient capacity and
the business (production) should be expanded in the big
At the luncheon, Beckie Cassidy, Executive
Director of the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) made
a brief presentation of the next JMEC program.
For more about luncheon, which was attended by 27
members and guest, click link below.
The North American team
wins The Cup!
The European and North American business
communities in Tokyo held their fourth friendly golf
tournament at Atsugi Kokusai Country Club on 29 September.
Sponsored by German-American auto giant DaimlerChrysler and 31
other companies, the tournament brought together 144 players
from the American and Canadian chambers of commerce on one
side and the European Business Council on the other side. 16
FCCJ members participated in the event.
Playing the new peoria (shin-peria) scoring
system and calculating an average score for the best 80% of
each team, the North American team came out on top by 0.21
For more about the event, click link below.
At our next luncheon meeting on Friday 27 October
our speaker will be Mr. Juho Lipsanen
, President of
TeliaSonera Finland. Mr. Lipsanen will talk about
"TeliaSonera and the Evolving Telecom Business
: Mr. Lipsanen is in Tokyo to
attend as a panelist the Finnish-Japanese Ubiquitous Society
Conference (see below) held on the same day, starting at 14:00
at the Yurakucho Asahi Hall.
As many of our members might
want to attend the conference as well, we will start the
luncheon promptly at 12:00 and speed it up to finish 13:40 at
the latest to enable you to get to the conference on time.
|Date & Time:
||Friday, 27 October 12:00-13:40 |
||Capitol Tokyu Hotel, Kyoto Room (B2F) |
||7,000 yen for members, non-members 8,000
(collected at the door)
||by Wednesday 25 October |
||Profile of Juho
Juho Lipsanen is 44 years old and holds a
M.Sc. in Economics at Turku School of Economics &
Business Administration. He has been employed by
TeliaSonera since 2005. Mr. Lipsanen was previously
President and CEO of Alma Media Corporation. He has held
several management positions at ABB Ltd Switzerland and
ABB Finland, including President of ABB New Ventures Ltd
and Chief Financial Officer of Automation Segment.
If you would like to attend, please click link at
|Date & Time:
||Friday, 27 October 14:00-17:30 |
||Yurakucho Asahi Hall MAP |
||by Friday 20 October |
If you are interested in this conference, please
click link at right for more information and registration
The well-known Finns jazz band, Pekka Pylkkanen's
Tube Factory, will perform at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo on Wed.
25 and Thu. 26 November. For further information and tickets,
please go to:
If you are interested to sponsor the tour or in purchasing tickets in
bulk, please contact Pekka Pylkkanen directly at:
You find more information about Pekka
Pylkkanen and the Tube Factory at: http://www.pekkapylkkanen.com/
Have a good week!
Clas G. Bystedt
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