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 Japan Day 15.5.2017

Let your business rise with the rising sun

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Team Finland Japan Day 15.5.2017

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Time: 15.5.2017 at 13:00 - 17:30 

Venue: Team Finland House, Auditorium, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki 

The event is free of charge and language of the event is English  

Japan is re-emerging! The Japanese economy is back on a recovery track after two lost decades. Through large scale monetary easing, tax reform and various deregulation, it is showing growth again. 

You have a unique opportunity to network with Japanese and Finnish business professionals with whom you can spar your plans to start or expand your business in/to/from Japan. 

You can also hear from inspiring high-level speakers from Japanese and Finnish companies about business opportunities, success stories and challenges.

More information: Ms Sirpa Kemppinen, Marketing Coordinator, Finpro, mob. +358 400 717 127, 

The event is organized by JETRO and Finpro in co-operation with the following partners: 

Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Embassy of Finland in Japan 

Embassy of Japan in Finland

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland 

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation

Program of the day

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Jukka Viitanen, CEO, Resolute HQ Inc

13:00 - 13:30

Registration and networking starts

13:30 - 13:35

Opening of the seminar, greetings by His Excellency Jota Yamamoto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in Finland

13:35 - 13:55

Business opportunities in Japan, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), Mr. Kentaro Kata, JETRO Industry Expert / Representative Partner of EXA partners

13:55 - 14:10

Business opportunities and support to Finnish companies; Mr. Marko Salonen, Head of Trade Center, Finpro Japan

14:10 - 14:25

Case study 1: Mr. Tuomas Routto, COO, Reaktor 

14:25 - 14:40

Case study 3: Mr. Ilmo Kuutti, President, NAPA Group

14:40 - 14:55

Case study 2: Mr. Yuichiro Hayata, Managing Director, Murata Electronics Oy

14:55 - 15:10

Coffee break

15:10 - 16:10

Panel discussion: How to make successful market entry

Moderator: Mr. Jukka Viitanen, CEO, Resolute HQ Inc. The panelists share their experiences about the market and their secret recipe for successful business in Japan. 


  • Reaktor, Mr. Tuomas Routto, COO
  • Murata Electronics Oy, Mr. Yuichiro Hayata, Managing Director
  • NAPA Group, Mr. Ilmo Kuutti, President
  • Link-Motion, Ms. Kanae Kubota, Sales and Business Development Director, Japan

16:10 - 16:15

Closing remarks by Mr. Jukka Siukosaari, Ambassador, Embassy of Finland, Tokyo

16:15 - 17:30

Networking reception 

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