General Assembly 2019, Russia

Five Swedish ex-PYs from four different batches (SWY4, SWY10, SWY23 and GLDP1 SWY26) participated in the GA in Russia in September 2019. Around 120 participants from 20 countries gathered in Moscow for a few days to learn more about Russia. Among other things, the participants had a guided tour in Kremlin, an unique walking tour […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Once again it’s time for a twin-project together with SWYAA Mexico ( 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: […]

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 […]

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 […]