Embassy of Finland, Tokyo
Permanent State Secretary Anttonen to a festive Team Finland visit to Japan
Permanent State Secretary Matti Anttonen, accompanied by a business delegation, will visit Japan on 22–24 May 2019, where he will also participate in the events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan.
EU-Japan trade agreement to enter into force in February
The agreement's entry into force will immediately remove tariffs on 90 per cent of exports from the EU to Japan. Tariffs will be abolished on many important export products in the plastics, chemicals and forest industries, for example. Exporters of Finnish foods will find it easier to break into the Japanese market.
Six prominent Japanese personalities nominated as Friendship Envoys for 2019
With the centennial anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland coming up in 2019, the Embassy of Finland in Tokyo has nominated six Japanese personalities with special ties to Finland as the Friendship Envoys for the celebratory year. They are: lighting designer Motoko Ishii, ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, actress Satomi Kobayashi, pianist Izumi Tateno, idol singer Ayane Fujisaki and designer Akira Minagawa.