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Guest Speaker Teppo Turkki Counsellor at the Embassy of Finland Tokyo

ゲストスピーカー テッポ・トゥルッキ

Teppo Turkki, Counsellor for Science, Technology and Innovation in the Embassy of Finland Tokyo and a former Representative of Finland in Taiwan has been also Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra´s Senior specialist and adviser on East Asia since 2012. In his current post in Tokyo he is in charge also of South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia. Mr Turkki has written books and articles about contemporary East Asia, Japan and Korean peninsula focusing on the development of East Asia. Turkki has been a Visiting Researcher at the Waseda University in Tokyo (2003–2005). In 2004, Turkki was invited to be a Research Fellow in the GLOCOM, a Center for Global Communications think tank of the International University of Japan. Turkki has diverse experience in various sectors of Finnish society. He is a well-known author and an influential media person who has worked as an expert in many different universities, institutes, and state administrations, both in Finland and abroad Turkki has also been director in the University of Art and Design Helsinki (2005-2008), today Aalto University, and an Executive Adviser for the executive management of the biggest Finnish Telecom Company, Elisa Corporation (1998-2003). From 1996 to 1998, he was a member of Sitra’s Research Council. Turkki has a master’s degree in sociology. He has previously studied psychology and neurophysiology at the University of Helsinki.