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Hot rocks: Japanese enthusiasts turn sauna volume up to 11

Sauna enthusiasts in Japan are blasting away the notion of a traditional Finnish sauna as a quiet place to relax and contemplate the steam...

Emperor’s coronation takes presidential couple to Japan

President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenny Haukio started a visit to Japan on Monday. The couple are there for the coronation of Emperor Naruhito which takes place...

Royal visit burnishes Finland’s business and culture profile in Japan

The visit of Japan's Crown Prince and Princess to Finland officially marks 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, but it also...

Big in Japan: Moomins lead Finnish mobile gaming invasion

Finland's most treasured cartoon characters are finding renewed fame and fortune in Japan, thanks to a surge in Moomin products entering the lucrative market. There's...

Carved in snow and ice: a Finnish landmark rises in Japan

One of the most recognisable buildings in Finland has been recreated in Japan. The gleaming white Helsinki Cathedral Tuomiokirkko in Senate Square has been painstakingly...