Japan and Finland - Musical friendship beyond borders

by Timo Isoaho, Julius Johansson, Seppo Kimanen, Lasse Lehtonen, Yuri Nitta, Elina Roms

The fact that the musical exchange between Japan and Finland is so strong is entirely thanks to the countless individuals, groups and institutions – musicians, composers, music-lovers, critics, societies, cultural organisations and scholars – who have endeavoured to build up, strengthen and maintain musical relations between the two countries (and peoples) for generations. The Special Feature 1/2023 will focus on these collaborations, with a focus on Finnish music in Japan.

Special Feature cover photo: Lasse Lehtonen