All Alumni Meeting FY2019

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12 December, 2019 at 1:15 PM - 7:00 PM CET

All Alumni Meeting FY2019

“Japan-Finland 100 years / JSPS Alumni Club in Finland 10-year Anniversary Seminar”



Admission is free of charge and entry free.

Registration in advance is required by December 5, 2019.

For your registration, please visit  HERE.

Date and time: December 12 (Thursday), 2019, 13:15-19:00

Venue: The Academy of Finland


Organizers: The JSPS Alumni Club in Finland

The Academy of Finland

Hokkaido University Europe Office in Helsinki

JSPS Stockholm Office


Supporter: The Embassy of Japan in Finland



13:15-13:30    Opening remarks

Dr. Ville Syrjälä, Chair of ACF

Dr. Yasuhiro Iye, Executive Director of JSPS

13:30-14:30  Special Lecture

-Video message from Ms. Motoko Ishii, Lighting designer, President of Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc., 100 years of Finnish-Japanese Friendship Envoy

-Lecture “Valo from Finland, Hikari from Japan” by Ms. Akari-Lisa Ishii, Lighting designer

14:30-15:00   Lecture “Novel functional materials for different energy technologies through quarter-century long Finnish-Japanese research collaboration” by Prof. Maarit Karppinen, Aalto University

15:00-15:20   Coffee break

15:20-15:50   Lecture “People and Community in the Arctic: Possibility of sustainable development” by Prof. Shinichiro Tabata, Hokkaido University

15:50-16:20   Lecture “Interactions with Social Robots – Issues, challenges and future views” by Dr. Kristiina Jokinen, AI Research Center of AIST Tokyo Waterfront and former ACF Chair

16:20-16:50  Lecture “Collaboration between Finland and Japan on greenhouse gas studies” by Dr. Aki Tsuruta, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

16:50-16:55  Closing remarks by Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

17:00-19:00  Reception






12 December, 2019
1:15 PM - 7:00 PM CET
Event Categories:


JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF)
Academy of Finland
Hokkaido University Europe Office in Helsinki
JSPS Stockholm Office


Academy of Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6
Helsinki, 00531 Finland
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