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 Friday, 19 May - Finland 100th Anniversary Event

Tampere Philharmonic Concert and Reception at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

See and listen to Finlandia Op. 26 with recorded with Nokia's OZO virtual reality 360 degree image and sound system

Images from the event

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Reception desk for Embassy invitees and FCCJ members.
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Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra preforming in the Main Hall at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.
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During the intermission, Ambassador Siukosaari invited his guests to a glass of sparkling wine.
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Preparing the reception area.
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H.E. Mr. Jukka Siukosaari, Ambassador of Finland to Japan wishes welcome and makes opening remarks.
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Ambassador Siukosaari.
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Mr. Shinsuke Sugiyama, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs making the 'kampai' speech.
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'KAMPAI'
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Ambassador Siukosaari and Vice Minister Sugiyama.
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Japan Finland Friendship Association representatives discussing the concert.
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita (left) with Tetsuro Urabe.
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Nippon Felt representatives enjoing the reception.
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From left: Mayumi Varhama, Jun Hirst, Timo Varhama, Arisa Kawasaki and Shino Hachinohe.
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Keisuke Kanda, Chairperson of Ohnan Finland Society in Shimane Prefecture (long way to travel for the concert...) with Junji Ohta of Wärtsilä.
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Ladies enjoying the reception.
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FCCJ Vice President Hiroaki Nagahara (second from right) with Finnair guests.
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FCCJ member Kinji Yasu (left).
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Honka Japan delegation: center Marko Saarelainen, former FCCJ President, now CEO of Honkarakenne Oyj.
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Sae Kuwano and Sakari Mesimäki.
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Hiroaki Sakurai of Vaisala exchanges name cards with Ambassador Siukosaari. Center FCCJ Vice President Veli Solehmainen (Vaisala).
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FCCJ President Masaoki Fujita with many ladies, and glasses...
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Two faces: The conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali made an engaging speech praising the great audience and the Japanese and Japan in general. 'I will be back!'
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Dynamic conducting and swinging the baton for two hours makes you thirsty!
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Ambassador Siukosaari and Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Atsushi Ueda (right) discuss Ueda's ad in the concert program.
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The conductor checks what he looks like on stage with Nokia's OZO virtual reality 360 degree image and sound system.
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Nokia's Takanobu Hori explains about the system.
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The recording device, placed in the middle of the orchestra, is made in Oulu, Finland.
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Ambassador Siukosaari and Mme. Mariella Siukosaari with Naoyuki Shono (President of Chukoh Chemicals) and Vice Minister Sugiyama (right).
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Santtu-Matias with two excited fans, Arisa Kawasaki and Shino Hachinohe of Moomin Monogatari.
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The Lahti Connection - Santtu-Matias with Timo Varhama, both from Lahti and Timo's wife Mayumi. Another connection; Timo's brother was Santtu-Matias school teacher...
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Ambassador Siukosaari with Guest House group.
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Santtu-Matias with two fans from Vaisala.
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Another fan!
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Ambassador Siukosaari with the organizers from Tampere.
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Counsellor (Press&Culture) at the Embassy, Markus Kokko, makes closing remarks.
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A satisfied Vaisala group leaves the reception.
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