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Latest: 7 November 2018

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 UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, 21 November Joint Nordic Chamber Event with Spotify and B&O
Time: 19:00-21:00
Venue: Embassy of Sweden, Club Room
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Thursday, 22 November The 33st Stora Enso Cup
Time: First tee-off 08:48
Course: G.C. Narita Hightree, Chiba pref.
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Monday, 5 November 2018 - FCCJ Special Event
Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village
FCCJ organized on Monday, 5 November, in cooperation with the other Nordic Chambers, a Pre-Opening Tour to Metsä Village in Hanno, Saitama prefecture. Metsä Village, officially open on 9 November, is the first phase of the Moomin Theme Park, the second phase, Moomin Valley Park, will open on 16 March 2019.

The 34 participants met up at Hanno station and moved to the Metsä Village at Lake Miyazawa by chartered bus. Robert Hirst, Representative Director of the park operator, Moomin Monogatari, Ltd., wished welcome and made a brief introduction and guided us on the tour around the facilities.

Th event ended with a delicious dinner at the main restaurant after which the participants were taken by bus back to Hanno station.

For a report from the event, click here

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - FCCJ Business Luncheon
Kjell Forsén, President and CEO, Vaisala Oyj
FCCJ organized a Business Luncheon on Tuesday, 1 November with a prominent Finnish business leader, Mr. Kjell Forsén, President and CEO of Vaisala Oyj. The theme of his presentation was "Vaisala and its contribution to combat effects of climate change and extreme weather".

Mr. Forsen was accompanied by his wife, Ms. Päivi Leiwo, the Chairperson of Oilon Oy, who presented their business. She was in Japan for the first time, but travels frequently to China where they have substantial businees and a factory since 16 years back.

The event, attended by 24 members and guest and held at Hotel Okura Tokyo, ended with a lively Q&A session.

For a report from the event, including Mr. Forsén's full presentation, click here

Tuesday, 23 October - Joint Chambers Event organized by the French Chamber
The 8th European Joint Networking Party
About 210 members and guest from 14 European Chambers and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a delightful evening on Tuesday, 23 October at the Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom.

The event gave the participants an opportunity to meet new contacts, develop business leads and catch up with friends and business partners. The evening featured drinks, a delicious buffet and networking.

The event was organized by the CCIFJ (French) and co-organized by European Chambers in Japan: Austrian, Belgian-Luxembourg, British, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swiss Chambers as well as the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce. FCCJ had 8 participants.

For more images from the event, click here

Friday, 5 October - North America- Europe Golf Challenge
The European Team retains the 16th Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup!
The European team made it three wins in a row at the 16th Cup played on Friday, 5 October at Atsugi Kokusai C.C. in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Europeans, led by team captain Carl-Gustav Eklund, scored 76.5 versus North American's 77.8, counted on the average of the 80% best net. The North American team still hold the edge in the history of the competition with nine wins to Europe's seven.

Played in fairly good autumn weather with some light rain during the last 4-5 holes, the event attracted 155 players, 79 for the Europeans, 76 for the North-Americans.

FCCJfs contribution to the event was quite significant, not only having a big role in organizing it but also because we had 22 players (out of 152), by far the largest chamber on the European side.

For more about the event, click here

Friday, 31 August - FCCJ Yakatabune Event
Finnair AY4159 - Finn Tour FT4120 Code Share Cruise
The Chamber started off the autumn season in style and with some great fun with the 9th Finnair AY4159 - Finn Tour FT4120 Code Share Yakatabune Cruise on Friday, 31 August.

Also this year the Yakatabune boat departed from Asakusabashi touring down Sumida River to Odaiba and back in 2.5 hours. During the cruise we enjoyed a great Japanese sashimi-tempura dinner and drinks in the "all-you-can-eat & drink" style. The boat made stops at Odaiba and close to the Tokyo Skytree. Before returning to Asakusabashi we had lotteries for prizes from the sponsors.

The event, held in nice and very warm summer weather, attracted 43 participants and made affordable by the support of our sponsors, Finnair and Finn Tour.

For a report from the event with a lot of pictures, click here

 Tuesday, 31 July - Joint Chamber Event
Young Professionals Networking Party
The French Chamber's Young Professionals Committee organized a Young Professionals Networking Party on Tuesday, 31 July with the collaboration of twelve foreign Chambers of Commerce.

The luxurious V1LLA TOKYO in Roppongi was the venue for an evening of networking in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with free-flow drinks and a buffet in this beautiful international club equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system. the event attracted 190 participants from the 13 chambers, including 9 from FCCJ.

For a report from the event, click here

 Saturday, 23 June - Special Event
FCCJ 2nd Fishing Tour - A Well Spent Saturday!
On Saturday, 3 June FCCJ organized its second fishing tour, starting from Kurihama port, ca 20 km south of Yokohama. The fishing grounds where 15-30 min. from the port and the tour lasted for 6 hours.

The 8 participants could exiting fishing, catching close to 200 fish, mainly gajih (horse mackerel), but also a few gsabah (mackerel) and some unidentified species. The weather was good for fishing with very low winds and overcast. Some light drizzle in the afternoon did not spoil the event.

Sponsoring by MOS Tax Corporation made the trip affordable and Yoshinori Sano was instrumental in organizing the tour and his fishing experience was very valuable as most of the participants had little experience of deep sea fishing.

For a report from the event, click here

Thursday, 7 June - Networking Event organized by CCCJ
Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail
On Thursday, 7 June one of the most popular joint chamber functions of the year, the Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail attracted a crowd of about 380 business people from 15 chambers, for an evening of great food, drink, fun and networking.

This event was organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan in cooperation with the following Chambers: American, Austrian, Australian and New Zealand, British, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Netherlands, Spanish, South African, Swiss as well as the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For more pictures from the event held at Roppongi Hills Club, click here

 Wednesday, 16 May - Joint Nordic Chamber Breakfast Meeting
SAS strategy and longterm plans globally and in Japan
Members of the Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic Chambers of Commerce were invited for a special breakfast seminar with Scandianvian Airlines Executive Vice President and member of top management in SAS, Ms. Annelie Nässén who will gave an update on the future of SAS.

The participants got first-hand information from the top management and learned about SAS further expansion plans in Japan.

The event, organized by the Swedish chamber and attended by 40 members from the five chambers, ended with a lively Q&A session. Many of the questions were related to the possibility of direct flights also to Stockholm.

For a report from the event, click here


  Tuesday, 8 May - Team Finland Seminar
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement Seminar
The presenters pose for a photo after the seminar.
On Tuesday, 8 May, the Team Finland organized a seminar on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) at the Embassy of Finland.

The seminar was opened by Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari and then we had two experts on the agreement from the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Japan, Marjut Hannonen, Minister-Counsellor, Head of Trade and Economic Section and Mervi Kahlos, Counsellor.

Ari Honkanen of the Embassy explained about the Team Finland services, Clas Bystedt of FCCJ presented the results of the recent Foreign Chambers Business Confidence Survey and Pekka Laitinen of Business Finland moderated an active Q&A session.

The event, attended by 46 members and invitees, ended with a networking cocktail.

For a report from the event, including the presentations, click here


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