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Embassy of Finland, Tokyo: Embassy: Over the years

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Over the years

Highlights Of The Diplomatic Relations Between Japan And Finland

1919
Diplomatic relations established between Japan and Finland Professor G.J. Ramstedt, renowned expert on Asia, appointed as first Finnish Envoy to Japan

1921
Japanese Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Stockholm concurrently serves as envoy to Finland

1924
Treaty of Commerce and Navigation signed

1936
Legation of Japan Opened in Helsinki

1944
Diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland terminated

1952
Japanese Consulate General in Helsinki and Finnish Trade Office and Consulate General in Tokyo opened

1957
Diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland resumed

1958
Visa Exemption Agreement signed

1972
Taxation Agreement signed

1977
Foreign Minister Keijo Korhonen visits Japan as an honored guest of Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1978
Cultural Agreement signed

1981
Aviation Agreement signed

1985
Japanese Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe officially visits Finland TIH the Crown Prince Akihito and the Crown Princess Michiko officially visit Finland

1986
President and Mrs. Mauno Koivisto visit Japan as guests of the state accompanied by Foreign Minister Paavo Väyrynen

1987
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone officially visits Finland

1989
President and Mrs. Mauno Koivisto attend Funeral of HM the Emperor Showa

1990
TIH Prince Takamado visits Finland President and Mrs. Koivisto attend Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Akihito

1993
Prime Minister Esko Aho visits Japan

1994
Foreign Minister Heikki Haavisto visits Japan as an honored guest of Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1995
TIH Prince and Princess Hitachi officially visit Finland

1997
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen visits Japan President Martti Ahtisaari officially visits Japan Agreement on Science and Technology signed

1998
President Martti Ahtisaari visits Japan for the Nagano Winter Olympics

2000
TM Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit Finland

2001
Minister of Telecommunications Toranosuke Katayama visits Finland

2002
Speaker of the Parliament, Ms. Riitta Uosukainen officially visits Japan

Minister of State for Defence Gen Nakatani visits Finland.

2003
Minister of Transport and Communications Leena Luhtanen visits Japan

2004
Minister deputising for the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Antti Kalliomäki visits Japan

Minister of Trade and Industry, Mauri Pekkarinen visits Japan

State Minister of Science and Technology Toshimitsu Motegi visits Finland

The president of the Republic of Finland Ms. Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi make an official visit to Japan. They were accompanied by the Minister of Social Affairs and Health Ms. Sinikka Mönkäre and Minister for Foreign Trade and Industry, Ms. Paula Lehtomäki.

Minister of Defence, Mr. Seppo Kääriäinen visits Japan.

2005
Finland participates Aichi Expo 2005 jointly together with other Nordic countries. The theme of the Nordic pavilion is "Oasis in the North".

Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Mauri Pekkarinen visits Sendai Finnish Wellbeing Center and Aichi Expo.

Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja visits Japan at the ASEM Foreign Ministers´ Meeting.

Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen visits Aichi Expo's Finnish National Day in May. Among others he meets with the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Koizumi in Tokyo .

Minister of Education Tuula Haatainen visits Japan as a keynote speaker at OECD/Japan seminar.

Minister of Environment Mr. Jan-Erik Enestam visits Tokyo and Aichi Expo's Nordic Day.

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Updated 12/16/2008


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