History of Japan-Finland Diplomatic Relations

2006

Prime minister Koizumi visits Finland

Prime minister Koizumi visits Finland

 

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Photo by Office of the President of the Republic of Finland.

2009

The 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations

The 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland, commemorative events were held, such as a Noh performance, Urasenke tea ceremony with the visit of the head of the school Sen Shoojitsu XV, Hokkaido traditional arts, showcase of the Kudo martial arts, etc.

2010

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado visits Finland

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado visits Finland

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado visited Finland, invited by President Halonen. Both were patrons of the Finnish Institute in the Japan Science Program (2007-2011).

2011

Finland expresses its sympathies to Japan suffering from the Tohoku earthquake.

Finland expresses its sympathies to Japan suffering from the Tohoku earthquake.

President Halonen, Prime Minister Kiviniemi and Foreign Minister Stubb all express their condolences, along with donations and disaster relief support through the EU.

2016

President Niinistö and his wife visit Japan

President Niinistö and his wife visit Japan

Niinistö meets Prime Minister Abe and issue a joint statement on the Strategic Partnership between Finland and Japan. Abe visits Finland the following year.

 

Photo by Office of the President of the Republic of Finland.

 

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2017

100 Years of Finnish Independence

100 Years of Finnish Independence

The nation celebrated its 100th year with numerous events in Finland and all around the world.

2019

100 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland

100 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland

In the year 2019, Finland and Japan will celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations. This special Anniversary year will be celebrated through a range of activities in both Finland and Japan.