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.

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Edward Fleetwood from from the Sweden-Japan foundation introduced with the history and overview of diplomatic and business relations. He also discussed the many cultural similarities between Sweden and Japan and mentioned some of the upcoming events in the ongoing anniversary year, and his role in assisting the Embassy through the Support Secretariat for the 150th Anniversary celebrations (link to Anniversary Support Secratariat and Event Calendar).

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Then Carolina Hawranek held a talk about the history and deveopment of the SWY program and SWYAA International to exemplify cultural and leadership exchange and social contribution arranged and hosted by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.

Carolina Hawranek was one of the opening speakers when the Japanese Week on Campus was kicked off on February 28th in Umeå.

Carolina Hawranek was one of the opening speakers when the Japanese Week on Campus was kicked off on February 28th in Umeå.

March 2nd 2018 – finale with open Japanese activities fair and SWYAA display and info

On the last day of Japan Week – 2nd of March 2018 SWYAA Sweden participated in an open event at the heart of the Umeå university campus, Lindellhallen. The event freatured exchange info, origami workshop, Japanese culture quiz, drop-in Go-playing and Mayong playing, Hiragana writing complete with Japanese themed food in the university cafeteria.

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Our president Carolina Hawranek showed the official promotional SWY-film and inform students about the unique and ambitious Ship for World youth program sponsored by the Cabinet Office, Goverment of Japan and organised by IYEO of Japan.

Some of the volunteers involved in the Japanese week on Campus at Umeå University 2018.

Some of the volunteers involved in the Japanese week on Campus at Umeå University 2018.

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