My business trip to Finland is as intensive as the last visit in December 2009. The difference is weather. The last visit was in winter and temperature was below 20.  On the other hand, this time is June. Helsinki is like a heaven.  People in Helsinki enjoy beautiful weather in cafes.

Many tourists from continental Europe came to Tuomiokirkko, the Cathedral. Surprisingly, I had scarcely seen Japanese tourists. The first Japanese tourist I saw was a young woman who traveled to the Arctic Circle alone.

I really appreciate the supports of the Japanese Embassy. I will work hard to deploy the projects between Finland and Japan and extend friendship between both countries.