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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]