Finland's 100th anniversary celebrations in Tokyo
photo: Petri Artturi Asikainen
Guests enjoying the Finland-inspired buffet menu in the beautifully decorated ball room
Finland's 100th anniversary year culminated with Independence Day celebrations across the globe on the 6th of December. The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo organized a reception in the beautiful Meiji Memorial Hall (Meiji Kinenkan), in the heart of Japan's bustling capital city, Tokyo.
photo:Petri Artturi Asikainen
The Ambassador, HE Jukka Siukosaari, speaks about Finland's journey and its success as an independent country.
The reception, hosted by Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari, welcomed over 300 distinguished guests, representing the embassy's extensive network of local partners and contacts. The guests included members of parliament and government officials, along with members of the diplomatic corps and representatives from Finland-Japan friendship associations.
The embassy congratulates Finland once again on its 100 years of independence!
Read Ambassador's speech from here
The Ambassador and his wife, Ms. Mariella Siukosaari. welcoming guests. Ms. Siukosaari is wearing a kimono, whose design has been influenced by Finnish nature
Ms. Emiko Mizuki, an alumnus of Helsinki's renowned Sibelius Academy, performing "Romance" by Jean Sibelius.
The guests listening intently to the Ambassador's speech
Member of the House of Councillors, Ms. Masako Mori, discussed the warm relationship between Finland and her constituency of Fukushima in her toast..