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  Thursday, 9 December - FCCJ Christmas Luncheon Meeting

Speaker:
Ms. Johanna Kotkajärvi, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Finland

Theme: Recent Developments in the Japan Finland Relations

Images from the event

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Members gather for a drink before start of luncheon. Sakari Romu (Finnair), Jukka Pajarinen (Embassy) and Petri Hautakangas (Nokia Siemens Networks).
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Jenny Fürstenbach (SAS), Tuomo Kuuppo (Stora Enso), Heikki Mäkipää (Finnish Institute) and Takeshi Yokoyama (Finnair Cargo).
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Chatting around the table, from left: Esa Setälä (ViskoTeepak), Ari Vehkamäki (Fin-Asia Trading). Yoshinori Sano (MOS Tax Corp.), Hirokuni Toshida (Outokumpu) and Isao Nishimura (Nishimura & Associates). Back to camera Kimio Hashida (Nokia).
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Johannna Kotkajlärvi (Embassy), Erik Ullner )Konigstedt). Jussi Salmela (MSD KK) and FCCJ President Marko Saarlelainen (Honka Japan)
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Hiroaki Sugawara (Finn Corporation) and Mitsuo Okabe (Nippon Felt).
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Erik Ullner going for a drink, Timo Varhama (UPM-Kymmene), Takeshi Yokoyama and Jukka Pajarinen are amused...
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Attention, attention...
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...and when a lady calls for attention, 35 men stand up....
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The official part gets started.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen starts the luncheon
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Mika Mäkinen explains about his new challenges at Anite Telecoms.
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Jenny Fürstenbach of SAS introduces herself.
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Jussi Salmela, a Finnsh oldtimer in Japan explains about that name change of his company MSD KK.
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The event was attended by 35 members.
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Tuomo Kuuppo is preparing himself for the luncheon
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From left; Mika Mäkinen, Jenny Fürstenbach, Jukka Pajarinen, Kinji Yasu and Jussi Salmela. Back to camera Heikki Mäkipää.
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From left; Atsushi Odaira, Masaoki Fujita (Coil Center Fujita), Yoshinori Sano, Hirokuni Yoshida and Kimio Hashida, back to camera Yukio Sakurai.
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From left; Esa Setälä, Ari Vehkämaki, Kim Knudsen (ANA Intercontinental), Haruko Hashimoto (Snowcollective) and Kanji Ohashi (Mori Hospitality Corp/Grand Hyatt Tokyo).
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The lunch...
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...table awaiting...
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...the guests.
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Lady starts, guys discussing who should go next.
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Jussi Salmela. Heikki Mäkipää, Mika Mäkinen Jenny Fürstenbach, Jukka Pajarinen and Kinji Yasu (back to camera wait for their turn.
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Active discussions.
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The top table start their lunch. From left: Erik Ullner, Timo Varhama (hidden), Johanna Kotkajärvi, Marko Saarelainen, Sakari Romu and Pekka Laitinen (Septem Partners).
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Perti Hautakangas, Veli Solehmainen (Vaisala) Tuomo Kuuppo, Kaj Forsell (Finpro), Yasuji Ishigaki (former Ambassador to Finland) and Isao Nishimura enjoying the food.
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Kinji Yasu, Jussi Salmela. Heikki Mäkipää, Mika Mäkinen Jenny Fürstenbach and Jukka Pajarinen (back to camera)..
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Marko Saarelainen starts the presentation session.
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Johanna Kotkajärvi makes her remarks.
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Perhaps also some serious issues?
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Attentive listeners; Hiroaki Sugawara, Takeshi Yokoyama and Yasuyuki Oda (Kone).
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Heikki Mäkipää explains aboyt the Institute's efforts on Hokkaido.
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Perhaps he said something funny?
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Jukka Pajarinen explains about the current status of the social security agreement between Finland and Japan.
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Sakari Romu of Finnair explains about the current strike situation.
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'Sorry for all the trouble and confusion...'
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Sakari produces a 90 degree bow apologizing.
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Haruko Hashimoto explians about the Nordic Miyakino Snow Film Festival held in February.
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Marko Saarelainen makes some final notes.
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