About me

Hello and welcome to my page! Louise is my name, born and raised abroad but nowadays I live in my home country Sweden. My years abroad made me appreciate and wanting to learn more about other cultures as well telling about the Swedish culture which has led me to where I am today.

Especially traditional culture is a big interest of mine. I have since the age of 11 been dancing Swedish folk dance and since the age of 14 played the Swedish traditional instrument called ”nyckelharpa”. In 2015 I received the title ”Riksspelman” (you can read more about it here). I play for dancing and have concerts both in Sweden and abroad, both solo and in collaboration with other musicians.

Another big passion of mine is Japan which resulted in me taking a degree in Japanese Studies at Stockholm University and spending five and a half years in Japan for both studies and work. After moving back to Sweden in 2016, I wanted to continue working with Sweden and Japan relations. In March 2018 I became a Qualified Stockholm Guide in English and Japanese as well as a tour leader to Japan. I also work at an agency helping people who want to study Japanese in Japan, to follow their dream as I did.

Please feel free to contact me anytime through the form here. Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂

What Louise has been up to until now:

  • 2008: Eric Sahlström scholarship (music)
  • 2010 – 2012: Student at Sophia University, Tokyo
  • 2013: Graduate in Japanese Studies at Stockholm University
  • Aug. 2013 – Jan. 2014: Internship at the Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
  • Mar. 2014 – Dec. 2015: International relations officer at Swedish Center Foundation, Japan
  • 2015: Received the title ”Riksspelman”
  • Mar. 2016 – Oct. 2016: Sales Advisor at H&M, Tokyo
  • Nov. 2016 – current: Area Manager (Japan) at Blueberry Språkresor, Stockholm
  • Mar. 2018 -current: Qualified Tourist Guide of Stockholm in English and Japanese / Tour leader to Japan