Finnish-Japanese cooperation: Regional Development and Circular Economy

 17.10.2021 klo 8.00 - klo 15.00

Join us to learn about to Regional Development and Circular Economy in Japan and Finland and the cooperation between the two countries among the theme. Register here by pressing ILMOITTAUDU.


Timetable:       (08.00 – 14.00) Finnish time  /  (14.00 – 20.00) Japanese time

Introduction: (8.00 – 8.30) / (14.00 – 14.30)

Welcoming words from mayor of Lahti, Pekka Timonen

Welcoming words from LAB’s Vice Rector, Henri Karppinen

Welcoming words by the Vice Rector of Ryukoku University, Katsutaka Shiraishi

Presentation of Lahti City, Milla Bruneau

Key Sessions (8.30 - 9.05) / (14.30 - 15.05)

Presentation of the joint publication, Eeva Aarrevaara 

Cooperation between cities, case of Japan-Finland cooperation: from past to future. Denis Mustonen

Break (9.05-9.15) / (15.05 – 15.15)

Presentations of LORC members, Ryukoku University (9.15-11.00) / (15.15 – 17.00)

  • Opening words by Kazuyo Murata, LORC Director
  • Keiro Hattori: Shrinking Phenomena in Kyoto
  • Nobutaka Matoba: The challenges of decarbonisation and sustainability in Kyoto: The significance of the        Kyoto Center for Climate Action
  • Naoko Oishi:Social Innovation in Rural Areas by Promoting the Agricultural Soil Carbon Storage
  • Ken Ishikura:Practices for the Realisation of a Circular City in Kyoto
  • Ryoga Ishihara, Shutaro Namiki, and Chihaya Kawai:Beyond the Campus: Collaborative Research by LORC and Sharing Cycle Service PiPPA
  • Concluding words by Daisuke Abe, LORC vice director

Refreshment/lunch break (11.00 – 12.00) / (17.00 – 18.00) (Pavilion tour included)

Education for sustainability in Salpausselkä Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark, Jenni Jelkänen

Grain cluster, Jarkko Arrajoki/ Managing Director of Fazer Mills Finland, Anssi Pyysing/ CEO of Teerenpeli & Isto Vanhamäki/ Development Manager in LADEC

Final discussions (12.50-14.00) / (18.50 – 20.00)


Event will be held in english and it is free of charge. Event is aimed at companies and stakeholders interested in Japanese market opportunities and the theme Regional Development and Circular Economy. Please register via link Oct 13 at the latest.


The event is funded from the project: HYPE – an acronym from the Finnish, which stands for Wellbeing and clean environment - Japan-Finland cooperation platform for Asian markets. The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund, administrated by The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme.