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Prime Minister Marin to visit Japan

Government Communications Department
Publication date 5.5.2022 17.10
Press release 292/2022
Prime Minister Sanna Marin

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will visit Japan from 10 to 12 May. During her visit, Prime Minister Marin will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda. Prime Minister Marin will be accompanied by Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and a Finnish business delegation.

On Wednesday 11 May, Prime Ministers Marin and Kishida will meet to discuss bilateral relations between Finland and Japan, the security situation in Europe and the current situation in Japan’s neighbouring regions. Cooperation on international issues will also be on the agenda. 

During her visit, Prime Minister Marin will also meet with Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda.

In addition, Prime Minister Marin will speak at a high-level seminar exploring the impacts of digitalisation on society. A key goal of the seminar is to increase cooperation and dialogue between Finland and Japan in the construction of future digital networks. The event is organised by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in cooperation with Business Finland and the University of Tokyo.

Prime Minister Marin and the Finnish business delegation will also have a meeting with representatives of the Japan Business Confederation Keidanren. The aim is to strengthen relations between Finnish and Japanese businesses in fields such as science and technology.

A delegation of ten Finnish companies coordinated by Business Finland will take part in the visit. The delegation includes representatives from the following companies: CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd, Finnair Plc, 6G Flagship, Haltian Ltd, IQM Quantum Computers, Nokia Plc, ReOrbit Ltd, Academy of Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and WithSecure Corporation.

Prime Minister Marin will return to Finland on Friday 13 May.

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306, Iida Vallin, Special Adviser (Communications and Media Relations), tel. +358 295 160 947 and Päivi Paasikoski, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 40 547 6279, Prime Minister’s Office; Satu Maaranen, Executive Director, Customer Management & Fast Growth, Business Finland (business delegation), tel. +358 40 592 0929