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Japan 22.-26.4.2024

Trade mission to Japan

Register for this visit no later than 12 March 2024!


Further information

Mr. Toni Mattila
Ecosystem Manager, Business Finland
toni.mattila (at)
+358 40 500 9909

Mr. Juha Purmonen
Executive Director, Photonics Finland
juha.purmonen (at)
+358 50 354 3832

Mr. Koichi Tanaka
Senior Advisor, Business Finland Japan
koichi.tanaka (at)
+81 80 4351 6805 (+7h time difference from Finland)

Mr. Eiji Atsumi
Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland, Business Finland Japan
eiji.atsumi (at)
+81 80 3711 3843 (+7h time difference from Finland)

Ms. Erna Kare
Project Manager, Delegations, Business Finland
erna.kare (at)
+358 50 511 4502

Business Finland and Photonics Finland are organizing a Trade Mission to Japan on 22-26 April 2024.

Both Japan and Finland are some of the world-leading optics, photonics and microelectronics nations. The importance of photonics is higher than ever, extending from scientific and commercial interest to economic growth standpoint.

Japanese optics and photonics industries have been expanding towards emerging applications, e.g., industrial and medical, from consumer applications, e.g., digital/mobile cameras and TV or displays, over the last decade. Finnish companies having innovative application ideas and potentially global niche-top technologies can be interesting partners for Japanese companies to join forces with.

Japanese microelectronics or semiconductor value chain players are developing cutting-edge technologies for the future applications such as 5G, 6G, silicon-photonics integration, quantum sensing and communications. To enhance their competitiveness, Japanese companies are interested in collaboration with photonics technology players in Finland.

Business Finland and Photonics Finland aim to bring together Japanese and Finnish photonics companies and research organizations looking for corporate partners, in research and development, trade or investment collaboration.

The trade mission is organized on the same week as OPIE (Optics & Photonics International Exhibition) and OPIC (Optics & Photonics International Congress), which are comprised of 16 specialized conferences in the fields of optics and photonics, hence, in addition to the trade mission program, the Finnish participants can enjoy meet-up and networking with key stakeholders from OPIE and OPIC.

Who should attend?

This onsite visit is aimed for Finnish Photonics companies, who want to develop co-operation or look for new partners in Japan. Also, research organizations which aim to expand their collaboration with Japanese companies in Photonics are welcome to join.

Preliminary program


To cover the costs of arranging the visit to Japan during 22-26 April 2024, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.

  • Micro businesses and SMEs: EUR 820 + 24% VAT per person
  • Major companies: EUR 960 + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation for the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.

As aforementioned, the following optional events are held during the week of the trade mission at Pacifico Yokohama and are optional hence not part of the participation fee. If you wish to join these events, please register separately directly to the organizers. We highly encourage you to join these events to network with Japanese target audiences in the field of photonics.