News & Events

Joint Nordic Breakfast Meeting – Finnair CEO

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 the FCCJ will organize in cooperation with Finnair a Joint Nordic Breakfast Meeting with one of the most prominent Finnish business leader, Mr. Topi Manner, the new President & CEO of Finnair as our speaker. Mr. Manner will talk about Finnair’s Asia strategy: future steps. Details:...

CLIC #7 at the Embassy of Belgium 17 April 19.00

Wednesday 17 April – Joint Chambers Networking Event organized by CLIC Vranken Pommery – The wine market in Japan Vranken-Pommery Monopole is the second largest Champagne group. With wineries in Champagne, Provence, Camargue and Douro, it is one of Europe’s leading winegrowers. Its brand portfolio includes the leading Champagne brands (VRANKEN,...

34th Stora Enso Cup 15 March

The Sweden-Finland Golf Challenge (team competition between the Swedish and theFinnish Chambers), is played on Friday, 15 March for a trophy donated by Stora Enso Japan K.K. SCCJ members will also play for their Spring Golf Cup and FCCJ members for the annual FCCJ Golf Cup. Competition Details:  ...

Pre-Opening Tour to Moomin Valley Park in Hanno, Saitama prefecture

The FCCJ organizes, in cooperation with the other Nordic Chambers, a Pre-Opening Tour to Moomin Valley Park in Hanno, Saitama prefecture on Thursday, 7 March. Moomin Valley Park, to be opened on Saturday, 16 March, is the second phase of the Metsä Project. The first phase, Metsä Village opened on 10 November 2018....

Joint CLIC Event with Andree Zimmermann, Lindt Chocolate

Wednesday, 28 November  - Joint Chambers Networking Event organized by CLIC: Lindt – Chocolate in Japan is not just Valentine’s Day Lindt & Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate manufacturer and recognized as leader in the market for premium chocolate, offering a large selection of products around the world. During...

Nordic Chambers Joint Event – 21 November

Spotify and Bang & Olufsen; The Future of Music Consumption   21 November 2018 19:00 – 21:00 Embassy of Sweden, Club Room (Apartment entrance) The Nordic Chambers proudly invites you for an evening with two iconic companies shaping the way we consume music. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks wil...

Foreign Minister Taro Kono visits Iceland

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono last week became the first Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Iceland. Minister Kono was in Iceland for the annual Arctic Circle forum, where he was the keynote speaker. Minister Kono also met with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakbosdottir and his Icelandic counterpart, Foreign Minister...

Iceland – Japan Tax Convention enters into force

The Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance  (Double Taxation Agreement) between Iceland and Japan will enter into force on 31 October 2018. This Convention will have effect: (a)  in Japan:      (i)  with respect to taxes...

Working Holiday Agreement takes effect

From 1 September, the Working Holiday agreement between the governments of Iceland and Japan will take effect. Japanese citizens interested in applying for a Working Holiday based residence permit must fulfil all the basic requirements for a residence permit in Iceland as well as the age criteria. The purpose of stay...

Increased Science, Technology and Innovation collaboration between Iceland and Japan

At a recent meeting between Iceland´s Minister for Education, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir and State Minister for Education Toshiei Mizuochi in Reykjavik the two countries agreed to take steps to increase collaboration in the field of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. A particular area of interst for increased collaboration relates to...