Report: Shinnenkai Party at the FCCJ Office

Shinnenkai Party at the FCCJ Office, January 30


The traditional FCCJ Shinnenkai (New Year’s) Party was this time held at the FCCJ office in Shimomeguro. This is also the home office of the Executive Director Clas Bystedt who is retiring at the end of the current fiscal year on 31 March 2019, when the FCCJ Office will move to the Embassy of Finland. 

While being a shinnenkai, this was also at the same time a “house cooling party” and a chance to find out how the FCCJ has operated for 20 years. Needless to say, many of the guests enjoyed some food and plenty of drinks (there were a lot of old bottles that needed to be emptied…).