Finland Week Tokyo Tech
Norden at Tokyo Tech in Autumn 2009

"Finland Week" 2009.11.2 Mon ~ 6 Fri
Lecture, performance, event, etc.,

"Finland Week 2" 2009.11.7 Wed.

Norden at Tokyo Tech in Winter 2010

"Finland Week 3" 2010.2.8 Mon - 10 Wed.


Title Nov.the 2nd(Mon)-OPENING DAY

Venue   : West 9th Building, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Digital Hall

Schedule :

17:30 – 18:00   Opening Remarks

                        Mr. Kenichi Iga, President, Tokyo Institute of Technology

18:00 – 19:30   Mr. Heikki Mäkipää Ph.D, the Director, the Finnish Institute in Japan

“The power and potential Finland holds and cultivate for present and future”

19:30 – 20:00   “Finnish Goods” Lottery
Answer the questionnaire and win excellent prizes from Finland's proud leading companies!


The Exhibition on Finnish Design

Venue    :  West 9th Building, 2nd Floor Media Hall

Schedule  :  Nov. the 2nd (Mon)  13:30 – 17:30

 Nov. the 3rd (Tue) 10:00 – 17:30
  Nov. the 4th (Wed) 10:00 – 15:00

Nov.the 3rd(Tue)National Holiday/the Culture Day- FESTIVAL


Venue   :  West 9th Building 2nd Floor Collaboration Room

Schedule : 

10:00 – 12:00 Ms. Saeko Komaki, Marketing Coordinator, Tourism, Visit Finland

                   “Travel Seminar on Finland”

                      Seat yourself in a Piiroinen chair with Finland’s avan-garde designer, Ivana Helsinki’s pattern.



Venue   :  West 9th Building 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Digital Hall

Schedule :

13:30 – 14:30  Former exchange students to Finland.

                            “The student life in a design advanced country

– Studying and living in a country that brought Alvar Aalto into life - ”

15:30 – 16:00  Scenes from the country of thousand lakes and forests

16:20 – 17:40  Kantele Concert and Experience

                            Ms. Miho Kuwajima and members, Kanteleliitto in Japan

                            Kantele is a traditional string instrument native to Finland.

                            The history of this mystical musical instrument dates back to the Finnish national mythology “Kalevala”

                            Enjoy this bell-like sound that would take you back to the ancient time of Finland, and you can not only listen to them but actively experience playing this authentic instrument today, instructed by the Kanteleliitto members!



Reception – Feel, taste, and share the essence of Finland

Venue   :  West 9th Building 2nd Floor Collaboration Room

Schedule :  18:00 – 20:00

The Fee  :  2000yen for general public, 1000yen for Tokyo Tech Students.

Requirements :  Reservation. Please email with your name, number of participants, and contact detail.

People related to Finland in diverse fields gather together this evening to share special moments. Exquisite Finnish food and drink served proudly in the “iittala” design ware.

Northern Light Experience

Venue   :  West 9th Building 2nd Floor W-201

Schedule :  Nov. the 3rd (National Holiday) 10:00 - 17:00

Sit back and relax to be embraced with the vision of Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, with soothing Finnish music and aroma.

This famous majestic natural light display in the sky can be observed at night in the polar regions, including Finland.

The popular Northern Lights spots in Finland are mainly located in the Arctic Circle regions. In Finnish language, the Northern Lights are called "Levontulet",Fox Fire. It originates from a Finnish folk story that when the fox in the north chases and hunts at night,it sweeps and swings its tail. it creates numerous sparks that flow up into the night sky, resulting in the Northern Lights.


Venue   :  West 9th Building Multi-Purpose Digital Hall

Schedule :

16:30 – 17:45  Mr. Heikki Mäenpää, Moomin Music Producer

                            Moomin Valley Concert”

18:00 – 20:00  Mr. Lasse Mitronen, Professor, University of Tampere

“Service Dominant Business Models :

Lessons Learned from Finnish Companies and Organisations”

(Lecture in English)

Nov.the 5th(Thu)-Lecture2

Venue    :  Tokyo Tech Front Royal Blue Hall

Schedule :  
18:00 - 20:00 Ms. Aino Sallinen, Rector, Jyväaskylä University

“Higher Education and Gender Equality in Finland

(Lecture in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese language provided. )

Nov.the 6th(Fri)-Symposium

Venue   : West 9th Building 2nd Floor Collaboration Room

Schedule :

14:0014:10  Opening Remarks

Mr. Ueha Sadayuki, the Director of the Integrated Research Institute

14:10 – 14:50  Mr. Hiroshi Yoshimura,

Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Centre

                            “Academic-Industrial Alliance in Public Health and Welfare Field

in Sendai City and Oulu City

                            (Lecture in Japanese)

14:50 – 15:30    Prof. Timo Jämsä, Oulu University

                            “Science and Technology for Super-Aging Society”

                            (Lecture in English)

15:30 – 15:40    Break

15:40 – 16:40    Mr. Akira Kamoshida, Professor,

Solutions Research Organization (SRO)

                            “Research Projects for Aging Society at Tokyo Tech”

                            (Lecture in Japanese)

16:40 – 17:00    Discussion

17:00          Closure