Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Finland
Mr. Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, paid an official visit to Finland with his spouse Mrs. Akie Abe. Mr. Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, with his spouse Mrs. Jenni Haukio received the visitors at the Presidential Palace on 10 July 2017.
Japanese markets opening to Finnish companies
The EU and Japan reached political consensus on a trade agreement on 6 July 2017. They will continue negotiations on, for example matters related to investments. For the European Union, the agreement is a major achievement because Japan is one of the world’s biggest consumer markets and the EU’s second biggest trading partner in Asia after China.
Embassy's twitter character Fintan's background gets disclosed in the 2nd anime episode
The second episode of the Fintan anime series, titled "Encounter under the cherry trees", becomes public in midst of the cherry blossom season in Japan, with an appearance of a new character named Yuki. The new anime reveals how and why Fintan came from Finland to Japan.
Twitter-character Fintan's animes promote Finland's centenary in Japan
Fintan, the popular twitter character of the Embassy of Finland in Tokyo, gets a new life as an anime hero in a novel promotion of the centennial of the Finnish indedpendence in Japan. Short anime clips to be shared through social media and the web aim to increase the interest of the Japanese audience towards Finland and its centennial through lighthearted stories and humour.
Linda Liukas tells the story of Ruby
It doesn't happen every day that a book written by a Finn comes first in Amazon Japan's book sales rankings. Well it did for Linda Liukas, a Finnish programmer and illustrator, whose first book "Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding" translated into Japanese not only ranked second in all books sold on Amazon at one moment but also remained astoundingly on top of picture books category for one whole week in May this year.
Finland on show at the Tokyo International Book Fair
The Finnish Institute in Japan participated for the first time in the 23rd Tokyo International Book Fair on September 23 to 25. The fair was held at the Tokyo Big Sight, in which 470 companies and organizations from 20 different countries had on display about one million items at the exhibition hall.
The truth about Finnish schools
In autumn 2016 Finland’s comprehensive schools will adopt a new core curriculum which has in some critical circles been described as the downfall of the world’s best education system. Educational experts respond to these claims, to explain if there is any truth in them.
From the fringe to the mainstream
Embassy of Finland will have a booth with 4 other Nordic embassies at Tokyo Rainbow Pride! Tokyo Rainbow Pride is an event celebrating the diversity of Tokyo's LGBT community.Please come to see us to Yoyogi park in Tokyo on 7th-8th May. To celebrate the event this article features Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen). After decades in the shadows, the world is finally ready for Finland’s icon of erotic art, Tom of Finland.
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