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 Thursday 26 August - FCCJ Yakatabune Event

Finnair AY4159 - Honka HJ4169 Code Share Cruise

Images from the event

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The boat is getting ready with a backdrop of the rising Tokyo Skytree and a divided sky.
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Ready to board!
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The 55 participants having their first drinks
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The cruise is under way!
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes welcoming remarks
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Some applauding, some concentrating on their drinks...
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'Auxiliary skipper' and FCCJ Board member Masaoki Fujita explains about his background in the cruising industry and gives some important advice.
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Finnair 'Business Class' section
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Coil Center Fujita section
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A lot of dfood and drinks!
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Outokumpu representatives and back center Marko Falck of EB.
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FCCJ Board member Yoshinori Sano enjoying a cold one..
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FCCJ Board member Veli Solehmainen with his guest Sato-san..
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The forest industry giants UPM-Kymmene and Stora Enso in friendly exchange.
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Honka dealers.
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Kubota-san and Agata-san of Finn Corporation with Barbara Zamora and Ville Vaataja.
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FCCJ Board members Petri Hautakangas (left) and Pekka Laitinen with Ari and Sopha Vehkamaki and FCCJ's Yoko Marukawa.
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Marko Saarelainen watches over his guys.
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Nokia Semens Networks and Tumlare Corporation guys in intensive discussions..
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The big Yakatabune (roof shaped boat) was filled to its cqapacity.
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Sailing down the Sumida river and under many, many bridges.
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'Beats a day in the office!' FCCJ board member Tuomo Kuuppo with his Stora Enso Japan colleagues Sawako Chiba (left) and Ryoko Okamoto.
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FCCJ President performing his duties; serving his members!
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'Looks like water, but isn't'... FCCJ Board of Trustees Member Timo Varhama enjoying the cruise.
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Speeding fast past the buildings on the river bank? No, just slow shutter....
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Passing under the Rainbow Bridge
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Making a brief stop in Odaiba under full moon with many other Yakatabune boats.
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Marko Saarelainen starts the second part of the program.
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FCCJ Event Committee chair Pekka Laitinen thanks the sponsors with an appropriate 32³ bow.
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Appreciative participants.
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Hiroaki Nagahara speaks on behalf of Finnair explaining their strategies for Japan.
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Marko Saarelainen performing double duities, now speaking on begalf of the sponsor, Honka Japan.
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Appreciative participants.
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Guys trying to figure out how the karaoke works.
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Our own Frank Sinatra from Aoyama dori performs 'Strangers in the Night'.
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The performance lacked neither feelings nor intensity...
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Marko Saarelainen makes closing remarks and thanks all participants.
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Hiroaki Nagahara of Finnair disembarking, A procedure for Finnair to intruce; the boss of the company thanking each passenger and handing them a bottle of wine?
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Honka dealers leaving the cruise.
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Based on the angle of bow you can guess who is customer and who the service provider... But Ari Vehkamaki is a well behaving customer.
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Sopha Vehkamaki leaves the ship with a happy smile.
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JP Takala of Nokia Siemens Networks appreciates the gift (and the cruise, we hope!)
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The participants on the pier after diembarking
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