The October Luncheon meeting is held at the
Capitol Tokyu Hotel in Akasaka, Pink Pearl Room, B2 floor, on
Friday, 16 November, 2001 at 12.00
Our guest speaker is:
Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Minister for Transport & Communication.
Tentatively the theme is: The policy and future perspectives of the mobile telecommunication
including 3G in Finland and Europe.
Due to the fact that the Minister is accompanied by a large delegation and Elcoteq Japan is organizing a seminar, which participants would attend the luncheon, we have reserved a large room at the hotel. So, as we have now a lot of space, please feel free to invite your colleages and business partners to this occasion. Fee is same for all, 7,000 yen.
We will send invitaions to later this week, but if you would like to register already now, please click link to the right.
Our October Luncheon was held on Thursday 18th at Capitol Tokyu Hotel.
This time the theme was Electronic component and EMS business between Japan and Finland, and our guest speaker was Mr. Mika Mäkinen, President, Elcoteq Japan Co.,Ltd.
34 members and guests participated at this meeting.
For a report and and images from this meeting, please click link to the right. There you will also find Mr. Mäkinen's slide presentation.
The third FCCJ Golf Competition will be held on Friday 9 November at the Manna Country Club, Gary Player Course, in Chiba Pref.
The costs are 18,900 yen including play fee, caddie fee, lunch (w/one drink) and party (w/one drink). In adddition we collect a participation fee of 2,000 yen.
If you would like to participate and have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible by clicking link below.
The FCCJ, in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland and the Finland Trade Center (Finpro), conducted jointly a Finnish Business Barometer 2001 survey in October among Finnish companies established in Japan.
This was the second survey using same questionnaire, the previous was made in April 2001.
The survey was sent out to 31 companies, of which 23 responded, which gives a response rate of 74 %.
The purpose of the barometer is to collect the opinions of the Finnish companies on the current economic and market situation of Japan and evaluate present and future business conditions and plans.
To view the report, click link to the right.
Suomen suurlähetystö päivittää Japanissa oleskelevien Suomen kansalaisten
henkilötietorekisteriä. Rekisteriä käytetään ainoastaan kriisi- tai
katastrofitilanteissa kuten maanjäristyksessä tms. yhteyden saamiseksi
Suomen kansalaisiin. Lomakkeessa olevat tiedot käsitellään
luottamuksellisesti. Pyydämme ystävällisesti Suomen kansalaisia täyttämään
lomakkeen (klikkaa linkki alla) ja palauttamaan se suurlähetystöön faxilla tai postitse.
The Embassy of Finland is updating its database of Finnish citizens living
in Japan. The database is used only to contact Finnish citizens in the event
of a crisis situation such as an earthquake or other disaster. The
information will naturally be considered confidential. The Embassy kindly
requests Finnish citizens living in Japan to fill out the form (click link below) and
return it to the Embassy, either by mail or by telefax.
According to the Growth Competitiveness Index produced by the World Economic Forum Finland has the world's greatest medium-term growth potential.
The annual index is based on wide range of economic data and business surveys covering public institutions, macroeconomic stability and the level of technological sophistication.
Finland has risen up the rankings to overtake the US, judged the world's most competitive country last year, because of its strengths in measures of its potential for innovation such as education, R&D and the use of information technologies including mobile telephones and the internet.
For more news, click link to the right.
Huh... yes, this was a quite long bulletin, so I relieve you of those jokes this week.
On a final note... you know what it means when day's are getting shorter...?
Yes, of course, Christmas time is closing in. In the next issue I will inform about the Scandinavian Christmas Party, however, if you would like to make a donation for the party, and has not done so yet, please contact me.
We still need a few "man-en" to reach our target....
Clas G. Bystedt
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