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  ISSUE 25/2014 19 November 2014  
Dear !*TITLE*! !*LASTNAME*!,

This is the "final bell" for our two next events - the European Chambers Cocktail on Wednesday 26 and Stora Enso Cup, the golf competition between the FCCJ and SCCJ, on Friday, 28 November. Note that registration dead-lines are close, tomorrow for the cocktail and Friday for the golf. The golf is almost fully booked but we still have room for 1-2 players. Read more below.

With a bit more than three weeks to go, the Scandinavian Christmas Ball on Friday, 12 December is just around the corner. Now it is time to sign-up, unless you have done so already!
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Wednesday, 26 November - Joint Chambers Networking Event
European Chambers Cocktail Party

Mix and Mingle with the Swedish, German, British, French, Finnish, Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Icelandic, Czech, Italian and Japanese business people! A delightful evening awaits you on November 26th with the 4rd edition of our Annual European Chambers Cocktail Party.

Come prepared with your business cards: meet new contacts, develop business leads and catch up with friends and business partners! The evening will feature drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking to celebrate the end of 2014.

More than 14 different nationalities will be there! European Chambers are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues or friends, so be sure to reply and confirm your attendance!

Details:
Date & Time:Wednesday, 26 November, 18.30-21:00
Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Grand Ballroom West, 3F [MAP]
Cost:8,000 yen for FCCJ members
Registration:by Thursday, 20 November
(Cancellation after this date or no show will be fully charged)

European Chambers are looking forward to welcoming you and your friends so be sure to reply and confirm your attendance by clicking link at right!
Friday, 28 November - Sweden-Finland Golf Challenge
Stora Enso Cup - Autumn 2014
The 25th Sweden-Finland Golf Challenge - the team competition between the SCCJ and FCCJ members - the Stora Enso Cup, is played on Friday, 28 November for a trophy donated by Stora Enso Japan K.K..

The venue is Taiheiyo Club Gotemba West, in Shizuoka prefecture, which has been the venue for the event four times in the past. First tee-off is at 8:56 and the cost is 18,000 yen, all included (play fee, caddie, lunch and party after play).

Registration by Friday, 21 November

For a flyer of the event, which also includes the access map and registration form, click link below.
The event is almost fully booked but we can still take 1-2 players.
News from Finland

Nokia announces new Android tablet

Nokia has announced its re-entry into the consumer devices market by with an Android tablet computer. The company made the announcement at the Slush 2014 event in Helsinki on Tuesday.

Nokia's heavily-trailed re-entry to the consumer electronics market was confirmed on Tuesday when the firm announced a new tablet at the Slush tech conference in Helsinki. The tablet, running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop), is called the N1.

At the beginning of his presentation Sebastian Nystrom, Head of Product Business at Nokia Technologies, acknowledged to the crowd that critics had long given up hope on the one-time mobile phone giant making a comeback.

"We have a great new beginning to share," Nystrom said, referring to the company's return to consumer electronics after selling its devices unit earlier this year.

The N1 has a 6.9 mm thick anodized aluminium unibody with a 7.9 inch screen and will be available in two colours, Nystrom said. At first launch, the N1 will only be available in China. The device runs Android Lollipop using Nokia's own Z launcher.

Nokia has plans to introduce the device in Russia and some European markets in the months that follow. The company said it has no immediate plans to release the device in the U.S.

Nokia's ill-fated decision to ditch its own Symbian and Meego operating systems and use Microsoft's own smartphone platform failed to power growth in the device market for Nokia.

The firm, which was once the biggest-selling mobile manufacturer in the world, sold its loss-making mobile and smartphone division to Microsoft earlier this year for $7.5 billion. The US outfit now sells its Lumia Windows Phones under the Microsoft brand, and its cheaper feature phones using the Nokia brand.

Grin of the Week

Playing harmonica or playing around...

A solider stationed in the South Pacific wrote to his wife in the States to please send him a harmonica to occupy his free time and keep his mind off of the local women. The wife complied and sent the best one she could find, along with several dozen lesson & music books.

Rotated back home, he rushed to their home and thru the front door. "Oh darling" he gushed, "Come here... let me look at you... let me hold you ! Let's have a fine dinner out, then make love all night. I've missed your lovin' so much !"

The wife, keeping her distance, said, "All in good time lover. First, let's hear you play that harmonica."
Best regards

Clas G. Bystedt
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ABOUT THIS BULLETIN
This bulletin is published by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ) and distributed to over 650 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.