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Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Embassy of Finland, Tokyo: Team Finland

EMBASSY OF FINLAND, Tokyo

3-5-39, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8561
Tel. +81-3-5447 6000
E-mail: sanomat.tok@formin.fi
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Team Finland in Japan

The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Business Finland, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres.

The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see: services.team.finland.fi.

Contact persons for Team Finland in Japan

Coordinator: 
Pekka Laitinen, Head of Trade Section
Tel. +81 3 6432 5271
pekka.laitinen(a)businessfinland.fi

Chair:
Jukka Siukosaari, Ambassador

Team Finland partners in Japan

Embassy of Finland, Tokyo

Embassy of Finland in Tokyo promotes bilateral relations between Finland and Japan and guards Finland’s political and economic interests in Japan. Part of Team Finland, Embassy is one of the key actors in carrying out Finland’s public diplomacy activities and making Finland better known in the world.

Embassy Trade Section (Business Finland)

Business Finland is the Finnish innovation funding, trade, investment, and travel promotion organization, headquartered in Helsinki. Business Finland is fully owned by the Finnish Government. Business Finland employs 600 experts in 40 offices globally and in 20 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.

The Finnish Institute in Japan

The Finnish Institute in Japan is a cultural and academic institute that promotes co-operation between Finland and Japan in research, higher education and culture. It provides information on courses and scholarships as well as contacts for academics, researchers and cultural actors who wish to study in Japan and for Japanese who are interested in co-operation with institutions in Finland.

Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (FCCJ)

Established in 1999 and approved by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Japan, FCCJ promotes trade and economic exchange between Japan and Finland. The main part of membership corps consists of Finnish companies established in Japan and Japanese companies having, or aiming at business operations in Finland.

Honorary consulates

Honorary consulates monitor the rights of Finnish citizens in their sphere of operation and, for their part, promote the economic and cultural relations between Finland and Japan. Honorary Consulates thus play a part in the promotion of export and internationalization of Finnish companies. The Honorary Consulates of Finland are in Kitakyushu, Nagoya and Sapporo.

Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center

Opened in 2005, Sendai Finland Wellbeing Center comprises two units, a special nursing home for the elderly and an affiliated research and development unit. The former provides welfare services to the elderly according to a Finnish care concept, while the latter offers a platform in which new services and products in the field of health and welfare are developed jointly by both Finnish and local companies and universities.

Objectives of the Team Finland network in Japan

 In Japan, Finland is bigger than its geographical size suggests. Finland is well-known in Japan and its strengths in science, art and business are well acknowledged. Being Finnish is seen as additional value and top positions in competitive comparisons, education reports and indexes of well-being are recognized in Japan where excellence is highly valued.

The common goal of Team Finland in Japan is to facilitate  trade and business, attract Japanese investment to Finland while reinforcing and utilizing academic, scientific and technological co-operation between the two nations. Focal points include energy-, environmental- and creative sectors. Team Finland promotes building connections between Finnish and Japanese research institutes and academies.

Team Finland works to further enhance the image of Finland especially among correspondents in fields of economy, science and culture. Team Finland’s mutual public diplomacy program has clear targets that are being supported by positive image of Finland that has developed during the past decades.

Information about Finland is being spread through several mediums, some of which are the popular website of the embassy, Facebook and Twitter as well as brochures and publications.

Team Finland in Japan offers expertise to  a mature Asian market that is a pioneer in several ways - as a consumer market and generator of innovations.

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Updated 1/9/2018


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