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☀️Nippoli Summer update 2022☀️

Picture by Kalle Lounela
Edit: Speaking circles continue thanks to Mayumi-chan🥳

Hello everyone, I hope all of you are enjoying your summer!

Nippoli has also switched gears to a summer mode, and our events reflect that.

Here´s what we have going on:

Thursdays (alternating): Speaking circle, online, 15:00 – 17:00
Thursdays (alternating): McKylä Dance Arcade, Leppävaaran Talliosake, 17:00 – 21:00
📆(Find more info in the activity calendar)📆

Fridays: Beach volleyball at Jämeräntaival 4, 14:00 – 16:00
Sundays: Reading circle, online, 15:00 – 17:00

All of these events are free for everyone and require no preparation on your part. Just show up and we will take care of the rest! ^^

Summer also offers the opportunity for spontaneous socializing! If you think up a fun activity that you would want to do, I can guarantee that you can find fellow Nippoli people excited to hang out and have fun. For example, last year we went frisbee golfing, visited a gaming arcade and went for a picnic. Who knows, perhaps there is an impromptu kayaking trip or escape room experience happening in the near future! No promises though.

What ever happens, make sure to join the Nippoli Telegram group to keep up to date on latest events!


Nippoli Sauna evening at Gorsu 2022


English below


Tervetuloa Nippolin Saunailtaan! Juhlistamme kevään saapumista Otaniemen Gorsu:ssa (Jämeräntaival 5, Espoo) Perjantaina 13.5.2022, kello 18:00 alkaen!

Luvassa on loistavaa ruokaa, erikoisohjelmaa ja tietysti saunomista! Saunailta tarjoaa myös erinomaisen mahdollisuuden kulttuurivaihtoon sekä muiden kerhon jäsenten tapaamiseen. Muista tuoda oma pyyhe ja saunajuomat, mikäli haluat mennä saunaan. Kutsu myös kaikki tapahtumasta potentiaalisesti kiinnostuneet kaverit mukaan hauskuuteen!


Miehet: 18:00-19:30

Naiset: 19:30-21:00

Seka: 21:00-22:00

Pääsymaksu: 10€


Osta lippu täältä:  

Maksu sisältää pääsyn tapahtumaan, ruoka, ja sauna. 

Menu: TBA

Japanilaisen/suomalaisen ruuan valmistuksesta kiinnostuneet ovat lämpimästi tervetulleita auttamaan keittiön puolelle. Myös loppusiivousta varten apu on tervetullutta. Kokkaustaitoja ei tarvitse olla – tekemällä oppii! Kerro kiinnostuksestasi etukäteen tai saunaillassa!

Tietoa saunasta:

Saunan sijainti / サウナの場所 / Location of Sauna


アアルト大学の日本文化サークル、「ニッポリ」のサウナパーティーが2022年5月13日(金)にOtaniemiのGorsu(Jämeräntaival 5, エスポー)にて開催です!






参加費 10€








Welcome to Nippoli’s Sauna Evening on Friday 13.5.2022 starting at 18:00 in Otaniemi, Gorsu (Jämeräntaival 5)!

The Sauna Evening gives you a great chance for cultural exchange, eating delicious Finnish and Japanese foods, and of course bathing in the sauna. Remember to bring your own towel and sauna drinks in case you want to go to the sauna! Also feel free to invite any friends interested in the event!

Sauna turns: 

Men: 18:00-19:30

Women: 19:30-21:00 

Mixed: 21:00-22:00

Entry fee: 10€

You can buy a ticket at

Buy a ticket from here:

Includes entry, the food, and the sauna.

Menu: TBA

Those interested in cooking Finnish or Japanese dishes are warmly welcome to help in the kitchen. Also, the help for the after cleaning is much appreciated. For cooking there’s no skills needed – you learn as you do! You can express your interest beforehand or at the sauna evening!

Information about the Sauna:


Nippoli Storytime

Updated on 4.4.2022 to include event winners and pictures from the event

As an extension to our weekly speaking circles, we are hosting a brand new event called Nippoli Storytime on Saturday April 2nd from 13:00 to 16:00 at Otaniemi, Espoo!
(Väre building, class room F101)

The idea of the event is that you make a speech in Japanese where you share with us a story from your life, for example, how you prepare your favourite breakfast, and we in turn will applaud you and reward you generously for your story!

The event is open for everyone, and we encourage you to take this chance to accelerate your learning! Come and share your story!


The main purpose of the event is to encourage Japanese learning. You are free to choose any topic you wish – anything from your morning routine to your plans of world conquest is allowed. The length of the story can vary from 1 minute to 4 minutes, but don´t worry about the time too much! We will also be allowing the use of a paper if you feel you need extra support to tell your tale.


If you give us a story, we will reward you for it. Japanese candy, cooking equipment, eternal happiness; these are just a few of the prizes we might offer you! It´s time to put the association´s budget into good use!

And you won´t believe this: Nippoli has sponsors!

That´s right. In addition to the prizes provided by Nippoli, you have a chance to win following items:

  • 35€ gift cards to Momotoko ramen restaurant (2)!
  • Sangatsu Manga is offering the following popular manga books in both Finnish and Japanese!
    • My Hero Academia 1-5
    • Restaurant Between Worlds 1-4
    • Weathering With You 1-3
  • Tokyokan rewards speakers with Japanese snacks!
  • Finnish Japanese Society (SJY) is monetarily contributing to the prizes everyone wins!

These additional prizes will be given to those who share exceptionally intriguing, creative or skilful stories with us. We will not be revealing the exact criteria with which the receivers of these prizes are chosen as we want that to be a surprise for the storytellers.

Storyteller sign-up

The event is open for everyone and completely free! In order to estimate the needed space, we would like you to sign-up even if you are only coming to listen to the stories. The sign-up is not binding, so don´t overthink it! 😊

Sign-up: sign-up for the event has ended


My Hero Academia 1-5
Given to Konsta Tarkkala for telling the most entertaining story
Restaurant Between Worlds 1-4
Given to Pyry Laitinen for telling the most interesting story
Weathering With You 1-3
Given to Jaakko Hintsala for telling the most emotionally moving story
Momotoko gift card (35€)
Given to Ilkka Viljanmaa for giving the most beutifully pronounced story
Momotoko gift card (35€)
Given to Bent Harnist for telling an all around strong story

Concratulations to the winners!

Every participant also recieved a gift bag containing snacks from Tokyokan as well as writing tools given by Nippoli.