History of Japan-Finland Diplomatic Relations
Establishment of Nokia Mobile Phones Japan K.K.
The company entered into the mobile phone business in Japan that year, and it has changed its core business from mobile phones to network infrastructure since 2010. Nokia has been providing mobile network equipment to all the 3 major mobile operators in Japan. Nokia is the largest Finnish company in Japan, with 800 employees currently working in the country.
Finnish Institute in Japan established in Tokyo
The Finnish Institute in Japan connects Finnish and Japanese professionals and organisations in the fields of science, education and culture. We enable dialogue and develop co-operation between actors in culture, research, higher education, technology and business.
Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan Established
The Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan was established in 1999 and is approved by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Japan. The main purpose of FCCJ is to promote trade and economic exchange between Japan and Finland. Photo: Rauno Sirola (left), first FCCJ President and Ambassador Pekka Lintu
Sendai Finland Wellbeing Center opens
Sendai Finland well being center is a Sendai based non-profit organization developing businesses between Finland and Japan. It creates a health and welfare industry cluster by supporting manufacturers and service providers to develop products and services in the nursing care field. Now Sendai and Oulu city has collaboration in the fields of ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology etc. based on the Co-incubation Agreement for Industry Promotion. Currently, various local governments such as Kanagawa prefecture and Yamaguchi city have collaboration with Finnish local industry-government-academia.