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06 Sep 2010

Finnish Institute (Japan)

The Finnish Institute in Japan promotes cooperation in science, higher education, art and culture between Finland and Japan. It encourages bilateral joint projects and supports mobility of researchers, students and artists.

The Institute’s “Finland-Japan Programme 2007-2011” seeks to increase scientific research collaboration and the mobility of researchers and students. In arts, the focus point for 2010–2012 is design, but the Institute works also in other cultural fields promoting the visibility of Finnish contemporary art in Japan.

In its strategy, the Institute has committed to the principles of education and cultural export. Usually its role is that of a co-producer, providing its Finnish and Japanese partners consultation and communication services.

The Finnish Institute in Japan is situated in Tokyo, in the same building as the Embassy of Finland. It was founded in 1998 and is maintained by the Foundation of the Finnish Institute in Japan.