Thursday 26 August - FCCJ Yakatabune Event
Finnair AY4159 - Honka HJ4169 Code Share Cruise
Images from the event
The boat is getting ready with a backdrop of the rising Tokyo Skytree and a divided sky.
Ready to board!
The 55 participants having their first drinks
The cruise is under way!
FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes welcoming remarks
Some applauding, some concentrating on their drinks...
'Auxiliary skipper' and FCCJ Board member Masaoki Fujita explains about his background in the cruising industry and gives some important advice.
Finnair 'Business Class' section
Coil Center Fujita section
A lot of dfood and drinks!
Outokumpu representatives and back center Marko Falck of EB.
FCCJ Board member Yoshinori Sano enjoying a cold one..
FCCJ Board member Veli Solehmainen with his guest Sato-san..
The forest industry giants UPM-Kymmene and Stora Enso in friendly exchange.
Kubota-san and Agata-san of Finn Corporation with Barbara Zamora and Ville Vaataja.
FCCJ Board members Petri Hautakangas (left) and Pekka Laitinen with Ari and Sopha Vehkamaki and FCCJ's Yoko Marukawa.
Marko Saarelainen watches over his guys.
Nokia Semens Networks and Tumlare Corporation guys in intensive discussions..
The big Yakatabune (roof shaped boat) was filled to its cqapacity.
Sailing down the Sumida river and under many, many bridges.
'Beats a day in the office!' FCCJ board member Tuomo Kuuppo with his Stora Enso Japan colleagues Sawako Chiba (left) and Ryoko Okamoto.
FCCJ President performing his duties; serving his members!
'Looks like water, but isn't'... FCCJ Board of Trustees Member Timo Varhama enjoying the cruise.
Speeding fast past the buildings on the river bank? No, just slow shutter....
Passing under the Rainbow Bridge
Making a brief stop in Odaiba under full moon with many other Yakatabune boats.
Marko Saarelainen starts the second part of the program.
FCCJ Event Committee chair Pekka Laitinen thanks the sponsors with an appropriate 32³ bow.
Hiroaki Nagahara speaks on behalf of Finnair explaining their strategies for Japan.
Marko Saarelainen performing double duities, now speaking on begalf of the sponsor, Honka Japan.
Guys trying to figure out how the karaoke works.
Our own Frank Sinatra from Aoyama dori performs 'Strangers in the Night'.
The performance lacked neither feelings nor intensity...
Marko Saarelainen makes closing remarks and thanks all participants.
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?
Honka dealers leaving the cruise.
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.
Sopha Vehkamaki leaves the ship with a happy smile.
JP Takala of Nokia Siemens Networks appreciates the gift (and the cruise, we hope!)
The participants on the pier after diembarking