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  ISSUE 5/2017 16 February 2017 
Dear !*TITLE*! !*LASTNAME*!,

This is the last reminder for the Joint Nordic Knowledge Evening organized by the Swedish Chamber on Tuesday, 21 February. The theme is Cybersecurity - The Two-Edged Sword of Social Media . Registration dead-line is tomorrow Friday. More information below!

The following event is another Joint Nordic Event, Team Building in the form of a Bowling Competition on Tuesday, 28 February. More about that too below!

We will have two events in March, first a Joint Nordic Knowledge Evening on Thursday, 16th *more in next bulletin) and then a event for our younger *under 35...) members, a Young Professionals Networking Party on Thursday the 30th, organized by the British chamber in cooperation with 14 other foreign chambers in Japan, incl. FCCJ. Read more below!

Again this week we have a new contribution from our columnist in "Aoyama View", titled "Golf Diplomacy, Chocolate Festa and Hokkaido Dreams-Come-True". This time the column covers a number of issues; from the "Golfing Buddies" in Florida to trade policy, Japanese politics and business, as well as sports. Click banner at right for an interesting read!

Tuesday, 21 February - Joint Nordic Knowledge Evening organized by the SCCJ
Did you know that just a simple thing like connecting your smartphone to an open and free WiFi point to check in at your Facebook account could be the opportunity for an attacker to get in and start messing around with your corporate computer system!

There are a number of simple things to watch out for that can be a major threat to your private and corporate cybersecurity if not properly handled. Mr. Keiron Cashell from SCCJ corporate member GplusMedia, and Keith Martin and Antti Tuomi from FCCJ corporate member F-Secure will be sharing their experiences and expertise to identify possible dangers and discuss what companies, and individuals, can and should do to protect themselves - both preemptively and in a damage control scenario.

And there will be plenty of time for questions and discussions, mingle and networking with drinks and some food before we start, all of which is at the core of a Knowledge Evening.

Date & Time:Tuesday, 21 February, 18.30-20:30
Place: Embassy of Sweden
1-10-3-100 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo [MAP]
Cost:Members 3,000 yen, others 4,000 yen
Registration:by Friday, 17 February

To register, please click link at right. We collect the fee at the venue. Note that we have to invoice the fee for cancellations after 18 February and "no-shows".
Tuesday, 28 February - Joint Nordic Event organized by SCCJ
Team Building Bowling Competition

Here is the sports event you all have been waiting for! What better way to bonding with your colleagues and friends?!

Professional bowlers, beginners are equally most welcome! It is a team competition, each team consists of four player and each player play two games. Make your own team with your colleagues and business partners, spouses are very welcome! Individual members are of course also welcome and will play in teams set up by FCCJ.

Date & Time:Tuesday, 28 February, 19.00-22:00
Place: Tokyo Port Bowl in Shibaura
1-13-10 Shibaura, Minato-ku (near JR Tamachi Station) [MAP]
Cost:6,000 yen/person (incl. 2 games play fee, party fee afterwards)
Registration:by Tueday, 21 February

If you cannot make your own team you could also register individually and we will make a team for you.

Note: For award ceremony, your prize contribution will be much appreciated! (4 prizes a team)

Thursday, 30 March - Joint Chamber Event organized by the BCCJ
Join us for the first Joint Young Professionals Networking Event hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), in association with fourteen other Chambers of Commerce in Japan.

Enjoy sweeping city views from the 36th floor of the ANA InterContinental as we take exclusive use of MIXX Bar for an informal networking evening with Tokyo's brightest and best young professionals.

Make friends, make valuable new connections and enjoy an evening of friendly exchange over free-flow drinks and food, and gain insights and advice from other chamber members on how to navigate the diverse opportunities and transitions you currently face in your career. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to expand your network. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note this event is for FCCJ members and their guests 35 years old or younger. Places are very limited to please book early.

Date & Time:Thursday, 30 March, 19.00-21:00
Place: ANA InterContinental Tokyo, MIXX Bar, 36F [MAP]
Cost:Members 5,000 yen, others 7,000 yen
Registration:by Friday, 24 March

To register, please click link at right. We collect the fee at the venue. Note that we have to invoice the fee for cancellations after 24 March and "no-shows".
Friday, 19 May - Concert and Reception at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of the Centenary of Finlandfs Independence celebrations in Japan, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, will tour Japan in May. The concert program includes representative works by the national composer Jean Sibelius. Also a collection of Moomin artworks by Tove Jansson from the Tampere Moomin Museum will be displayed in the concert venues.

The Embassy of Finland and FCCJ will jointly organize a reception hosted by H.E. Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari after the first concert on Friday, 19 May at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno. The concert starts at 19:00 and the reception will follow immediately after, at around 21:00 in the foyer of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Thanks to the bulk discount on tickets we have got from the organizers and support from the Embassy for the reception, we are able to offer you a reasonable package price for the Concert (SS seats, the most premium) and Reception; 13,500 yen per person (regular price for SS seat is 12,000 yen). We hope you would take this unique opportunity to invite guest (clients, partners, etc.) and staff to this event. Note that due to space restrictions at the reception, we limit the number of persons to 100, on first come - first served basis. So please make your reservation early! Note that you can make a tentatve reservation now to secure your seats and confirm the number later.

For more about the concert and to reseve tickets already now, please click links below!
News from Finland

Feasibility study for Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel to wrap up this year

A brace of consulting companies has begun to look into the feasibility of a planned undersea tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The firms will examine the projectfs impact, profitability and technical feasibility and are expected to turn in their findings later this year.

A group of consulting firms has been assembled to examine whether or not the much talked-about rail tunnel between the Finnish and Estonian capitals can be more than just a pipe dream, or if officials should instead seek to further develop marine links between both cities.

The proposed rail line would connect Finland with the Rail Baltic segment of the European Union's trans-European Transport Network strategy, which seeks to plug gaps in member states' transport networks. The Rail Baltic line runs from Tallinn to Riga, Kaunas and northeast Poland.

Some of the companies involved have been charged with drawing up cost-benefit analyses and impact assessments for both the rail and marine options. The five companies looking at this aspect of the project are Ramboll Finland, Sito, Strafica, Urban Research TA (Kaupunkitutkimus TA) and Pöyry Finland.

Three other firms - Sweco, WSP and the Swiss-based Amberg Engineering – will probe how the undersea tunnel can be technically implemented and try to determine the price tag for construction, maintenance and rail traffic. They will also sketch out the projectfs main features, including location of routes, stations and rolling stock depots as well as safety.
Grin of the Week

Advice if you are suffering from a cold?...(but don't try this at home without doctor's order...)

A man went to see his doctor because he was suffering from a miserable cold. His doctor prescribed some pills, but they didn't help.

On his next visit the doctor gave him a shot, but that didn't do any good.

On his third visit the doctor told the man to go home and take a hot bath. As soon as he was finished bathing he was to throw open all the windows and stand in the draft.

"But doc," protested the patient, "if I do that, I'll get pneumonia."

"I know," said his physician. "But I can cure pneumonia."

Best regards

Clas G. Bystedt
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This bulletin is published by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ) and distributed to over 700 recipients among its members and related organizations.

FCCJ was established in April 1999 to promote trade and economic exchange between Japan and Finland and has today 64 corporate members, 12 individual and one special member.