Japan Day - Business Opportunities in Japan - 15 May 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Date: Monday 15th May 2017

Time: 13.30-16.15 (followed by networking reception)

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

Language: English


Japan is re-emerging! The Japanese economy is back on track to recovery 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 spur 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.


Click here to register (free of charge).


Programme* <MC: Mr Jukka Viitanen (CEO, Resolute HQ Inc)>


13.00-13.30  Registration


13.30-13.35  Opening Remarks  (His Excellency Jota Yamamoto, Ambassador Extraordinary and 

                                                     Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in Finland)


13.35-13.55  Presentation - Business Opportunity

                       (Mr Kentaro Kata, JETRO Industry Expert/Representative Partner of EXA Partners)

13.55-14.10  Presentation - Business Opportunities and support to Finnish companies

                       (Mr Marko Salonen, Head of Trade Centre, Finpro Japan)

14.10-14.25  Case Study 1 (Mr Tuomas Routto, COO of Reaktor)

14.25-14.40  Case Study 2 (Mr Ilmo Kuutti, President of NAPA Group)

14.40-14.55  Case Study 3 (Mr Yuichiro Hayata, Managing Director of Murata Electronics Oy)


<14.55-15.10  Coffee Break>


15.10-16.10  Panel Discussion <Moderator: Mr Jukka Viitanen>


                       Panellists: Reaktor, Mr Tuomas Routto, COO

                                        Murata Electronics Oy, Mr Yuichiro Hayata, Managing Director

                                        NAPA Group, Mr Ilmo Kuutti, President

                                        Kiosked, name TBC

                                        Link-Motion, Mr Kanae Kubota, Sales and Business Development Director, Japan        


16.10-16.15  Closing Remarks (His Excellency Jukka Siukosaari, Ambassador, Embassy of Finland in Japan)


16.15-17.30  Networking Reception - with Japanese drink and food


*The programme may be subject to change.


This event is organised by JETRO and Finpro in co-operation with partners:

- Embassy of Japan in Finland

- Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

- Embassy of Finland in Japan

- Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

- Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation


For more information, please contact Mr Thomas Taylor, Investment Team, JETRO London at: LDN_Invest@jetro.go.jp or 020 7421 8315.