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Camp SWY in Stockholm August 2018

Camp SWY great success with 11 nations and 14 batches attending the reunion

After more than a year of preparations, planning and organising – the international SWY reunion ”Camp SWY” took place in Sweden between 6th and 11th of August 2019. Despite this being an independent, unofficial reunion based on volunteer efforts, Camp SWY gathered as many as 35 ex-participating youth from 11 different nations worldwide and 14 …

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Applications to Ship for World Youth Leaders ~MEIJI 150th~ now open

Finally it is official! Sweden is invited to the Ship for World Youth Leaders ~MEIJI 150th~ in 2019. It is the sixth time since 1988 that Sweden will send a delegation to one of the worlds most prestigeous cultural exchange and leadership programmes. Will you be on board in January 2019? The program is the 31st …

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AUGUST 2018 – Registration open for Camp SWY – international reunion in Sweden, August 06-11 2018

Finally! We have had multiple requests since the organisation of the last informal reunion in Scandinavia on the Åland Islands 2011, to host another reunion in the nortic countries. In 2018 – with the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden – we decided that it is finally the right time. Registrations just …

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MARCH 2018 – Official Japanese Week on campus in Umeå featured SWY-information

On February the 27th SWYAA Sweden’s representative had the immence pleasure of opening the Japanese Week on Campus at Umeå universitet with a joint lunch talk on Swedish-Japanese relations in collaboration with Association for International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska föreningen) in Umeå. Edward Fleetwood from from the Sweden-Japan foundation introduced with the history and overview of diplomatic and business relations. …

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FEBRUARY 2018 – SWYAA at official Opening Concert of the 150-anniversary year

The year of 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the establishments of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden in 1868. This is being celebrated through a wide range of activities both in Japan and Sweden throughout the year. Short after the new year, a selected number of alumni members were fortunate to receive a personal …

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JANUARY 2018 – Author debut, democracy tools, disaster aid – 2017 Annual Country Report complete

The year of 2017 has been a year of development for the SWYAA members. The association has strengthened our international cooperation and conducted several activities in joint efforts with other SWYAA’s worldwide, among others the Global Blood donation initiative, cultural exchange event in Mexico, disaster relief fundraising etc. Read the full Annual Country Report to …

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DECEMBER 2017 – Swedish Delegation at the 11th General Assembly in UAE

Swedish Delegation to SWYAA International Global Assembly 11 in Dubai The Swedish delegation of four ex-PY’s and one SWY-family member attended the Global assembly in UAE, Dubai this year. The official program was held between the 3rd and 8th of November 2017.   The formally dressed Swedish delegation at the Opening Ceremony by Etihad Museum. …

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DECEMBER 2016 – Cultural exchange, workshop and fundraising activity in Mexico

Once again it’s time for a twin-project together with SWYAA Mexico (http://swymexico.org). This time it will be a voluntary activity hosted by SWYAA Sweden in Puebla City in Mexico. A cultural exchange and learning workshop the whole day on the 22 of december 2016. N.B this article is published in English and Swedish below. Author: …

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JUNE 2016 – Courtesy Calls to the Embassy of Japan in Stockholm

Courtesy Call Embassy of Japan – 19th of February 2016 SWYAA Sweden has had the great fortune to be specially invited to the Embassy of Japan in Stockholm twice during 2016. On February 19th 2016 we were received by Mrs Sayaka Shingu, the current Cultural Attache. The Courtesy Call to the Embassy of Japan was …

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MAY 2016 – What 32 nations signed the last two days in Tokyo

Over a month has passed since the Tokyo Conference 2016 was concluded. The results have been reported both to our Swedish alumni and to the Embassy of Japan in Stockholm. 32 countries managed to formulate and sign a Joint Statement that was handed in to the Japanese Government on the last day. (this post is a …

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Lillian Solheim (Norway) takes active part in the discussion during the meeting session on day 2. Photo: Carolina Hawranek

MARCH 2016 – Tokyo Conference 2016 – first two days

Four days, 32 different nationalities and endless opportunities. The Tokyo Conference 2016 is the largest in the history of the SWY-program and brings together representatives from all the member countries of the Ship for World Youth Alumni Association International (SWYAA International) for the first time. Here is a short recap of the first two days. The …

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FEBRUARY 2016 – Our 2015 Annual Country Report submitted to Japan

On the 18th of January 2016 our small alumni had compiled most of our activities in the Annual Country Report for 2015 and submitted the document to the secretariat in Japan. 2015 has been a year of small but important social contribution actions, made in response to disasters as well as planned donations and a …

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Photo by Carolina Hawranek

8th Global Assembly – Turkey 2014

On the 30th of August 2014 more than 150 representatives from 24 nations worldwide gathered in Istanbul, Turkey to attend the 8th SWYAA Global Assembly hosted by SWYAA Turkey and IYEO (International youth exchange organisation of Japan). The week offered great opportunities for networking, reviving old friendships, experiencing historical sights and discovering todays vibrant modern …

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Shahyan och Roger pratar om likheter mellan Japan och Sverige

Official reception at the Japanese ambassador’s residence

Alumni members from both SWY and GLDP attended a courtesy reception at the Japanse ambassador’s residence on the 16th of May 2014. The function was a great success, with both informal discussions, updates on upcoming cooperations between our countries, dance performance and practice and an all new revelation about yet another cultural similarity between Japan …

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Från vardagsliv i Tokushima till karaoke i Shinjuku

Den svenska och den tanzaniska delegationen begav sig tillsammans mot Haneda airport för att flyga vidare till Tokushima som ligger på den västra sidan av Shikoku. Under resan hade vi ett fantastiskt väder och överflygningen av Mount Fuji gav oss tillfället att ta några riktigt häftiga bilder av vulkanen. Efter ankomsten och ett varmt välkomnande på flygplatsen bar det av mot Tokushima …

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Global assembly in Peru 2013

Ancient ruins, sparkling pisco, intriguing history, lively dance performances and unforgettable cebiche-experiences. These are only a handful things that made the 7th Global assembly in Peru such an unforgettable experience. The GA-team really delivered on all aspects – where the social contribution activities where only one high point of programme. Above: Name tags recieved upon …

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Stjärnskådning uppe på sjunde däck

Hej alla! Häromkvällen efter att ha druckit cava, en lokal dryck gjord på fermenterade rötter, med Fijidelegationen var det stjärnskådning uppe på sjunde däck. Båtlanternorna släcktes ner. Förste styrman pekade ut stjärnbilderna med grön laser. En stilla natt. Vågorna slog mot båten men annars tyst förutom styrmannens brutna engelska ur högtalarsystemet. Berättelser om stjärnbilderna. Att …

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