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 Friday 17 April - Joint Nordic Business Luncheon organized by the SCCJ

Guest Speaker:
Mr. Tommy Kullberg, Chairman, European Business Council (EBC)
Theme:
"The art of adding a zero to your business....!"

Summary
Tommy Kullberg spoke at the luncheon partly as the EBC Chairman, partly as a business executive and consultant having been - among many, many other things - instrumental in the very successful launchings of IKEA and H&M in Japan.

Kullberg pointed out that no-one should forget that Japan is still the world's second largest economy and through its influence it is involved in 2/3:s of the Asia-Pacific economy. Japanese household average assets amounts to 34 mill. yen and average household income is 535,000 yen. Taking into account that only 25% of Japan's area is suitable for living, nowhere there is so much money per square meter!

As for EBC, one current issue is the Economic Integration Agreement (EIA) between EU and Japan, for which Keidanren has shown its support. Mr. Kullberg also urged the chamber members that have not yet joined any of the 26 sector committees in EBC to do so. Not only can they in the committees promote de-regulation and other issues of importance, but also meet and discuss with representatives from other companies in their sector.

The luncheon, attended by 74 persons, of which 14 from the FCCJ, was ended with an active Q&A session.

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Images from the event

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The event was held at the beautiful Happo-En in Shirogane.
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Participants network before start of the event.
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SCCJ Event Committee Chair Peter Holjo wish the participants welcome.
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The 72 participants getting seated.
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Tommy Kullberg with Finnish Ambassador Jorma Julin.
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Timo Varhama discussion with Stefan Gustafsson. To the right Peter Holjo, Taiko Nakazato and Erik Ullner.
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Mika Mäkinen and Shigeyoshi Noto enjoying the lunch.
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Isao Nishimura and Tuomo Kuuppo.
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Kaj Forsell needs some butter on his bread.
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Pertti Mero seems to have done a good deal and perhaps added some zeros to his business... to the right Eero Tammila.
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Tommy Kullberg starts his presentation.
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The top table follows with great interest.
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Mika Mäkinen makes a question.
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Timo Varhama makes a question.
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The new FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes a question.
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Tommy Kullberg answers the questions.
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