Louise has had long relation to Japan since she was very young and when it was time for her to choose what to study after graduating high school she decided to study Japanese at Stockholm University, at least to start with. But the more she studied the language as well as about Japanese history, society and culture the more she was determined to learn more and hopefully work in Japan or with Japan in Sweden.
In the middle of her studies at Stockholm University she took a two year break to study at Sophia University, Tokyo, before returning to Sweden to graduate. Her longing to go back to Japan continued to be strong and a few months after graduating at Stockholm University at 2013 she returned to Japan for work until November 2016.
Her experiences, love and interest for Japan led her to nowadays bringing groups to Japan and show them around the country. She has brought groups on tours lasting so far around 1 – 2 weeks showing them around in eg. Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Tokyo, etc.
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Louise’s connection to Japan so far:
- Summer 2008: Cultural exchange program in Kawagoe through Lions Club
- 2018 – 2013: Studies in Japanese language, social science, culture & history at Stockholm Univerity, Stockholm
- 2010 – 2012: Studying Japanese language & history at Sophia University, Tokyo
- 2013: Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Main Field of Study: Japanese, Stockholm University
- Aug. 2013 – Jan. 2014: Internship at Cultural and Information Section at Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
- Mar. 2014 – Dec. 2015: Sweden – Japan relations officer at Swedish Center Foundation, Hokkaido
- Mar. 2016 – Nov. 2016: Sales Advisor at H&M, Tokyo
- Nov. 2016 – Mar. 2019: Area Manager in charge of Japan at Blueberry Språkresor, Stockholm
- Apr. 2018 – currently: Qualified Stockholm Guide & tour leader to Japan
- Sept. 2019 – currently: Embassy of Japan in Sweden