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 Thursday 23 August 2012 - FCCJ Yakatabune Event

Finnair AY4159 - Honka HJ4169 Code Share Cruise

Images from the event

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Our 'Yakatabune' boat with Tokyo Skytree.in the background.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen asks participants to start embarking.
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Participants starting to board the boat.
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The Honka group poses for a photo before the cruise.
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Sakari Romu of Finnair enjoying the evening breeze.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes welcoming remarks
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The event was attended by 52 members and their guests.
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A 'campai' at the start of the cruise.
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Guest of honor, 'our' Member of the House of Counsillors, Marutei Trusunen, gives short speech noting that during his 45 years in Japan, it was his forst Yakatabune cruise.
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Leaving Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree behind.
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A Honka table, front Michiko Shiraishi..
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A Finnar table
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Marutei Tsurunen discusses with Johanna Kotkajarvi of the Embassy.
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Another Finnair table, front Sakari Romu.
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Another Honka table..
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MOS Tax Corporation table, from left Marina Yoshihara, Yoshinori Sano, Katsumi Kitamura (Shiraishi Law Offices) and Kazunori Ota.
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Vaisala table with Marko Salonen (Finpro) and Koki Kawamorita (Daibapatent) up front. Center Hiroaki Sakurai and Yasuhiko Sato, back Veli Solehmainen and Yasuhide Hara,
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A mized table with Jukka Pajarinen (Embassy) and Timo Varhama (UPM) forn, Ville Vaataja (JP Morgan) and Barbara Zamora center and Petteri Niska and Miki Tatsumi (both Putokumpu) back.
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Coil Center Fujita table.
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Finn Corporation table.
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Cruising down Sumida river.
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A view from back of the boat.
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Karaoke with intensity... Toshikazu Nojima, Honka dealer in Nagoya.
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Approaching Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge from the other side.
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Miss Maruko, a.k.a. Marko Saarelainen speaks on behalf of one of the two sponsors, Honka Japan.
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Sakari Romu speaking on behalf of the other sponsor, Finnair.
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Keigo Masuda, winner of the first Finnair prize.
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Timo Varhama, winner of another Finnair prize. The stalwarts of Finnish business in Japan need to relax and let loose sometimes...
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Mr. Sato, guest of Finnair so he gets a Honka prize.
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Akihisa Ogawa of Coil Center Fujita.
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Marina Yoshihara MOS Tax Corporation
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Toshio Sakuma, a Honka dealer, wins another Finnair prize.
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Yasuhiko Sato, guest of Vaisala wins another Honka prize.
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Ville Vaataja with his Honka lucky bag.
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Yoshinori Sano with his Honka lucky bag.
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Sachiko Tsurunen with a Honka lucky bag.
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Takeshi Uesugi gets an unexpected bonus 'prize' from his boss Sakari Romu.
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Akihiro Tanaka repays the favor from the Finnair staff...
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Kazunori Ota of MOS Tax Corporation, a happy winner of another Honka silica watch.
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Katsumi Kitamura gives thumbs up.
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Petteri Niska of Outokumpu won the last prize.
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Tokyo Skytree
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Marko gives some final thoughts.
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Appreciative applause from the participants.
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Happy faces towards the end of the cruise.
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Still one low bridge to navigate before reaching the home pier.
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Just like leaving the Sweden ferries in the old days; with a plastic bag of tax free spirits.
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Sakari Romu with Marutei and Sachiko Tsurunen after an enjoyable cruise.
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