Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. To mark this occasion, activities are organised on campus for students and staff. The week includes lectures, film screenings and try it out activities.
On Tuesday 27 February, the Japanese week begins with a lecture organised by Umeå Association of International Affairs. Edvard Fleetwood, Secretary General at Sweden-Japan Foundation talks about diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan. Thereafter, Carolina Hawranek tells about the Ship for world youth leaders programme, sponsored by the Cabinet of Office of Japan.
A food workshop is held on Wednesday 28 February. Students and staff get to cook sushi, temaki and gunkan maki, under guidance by Eat Umeå. Number of seats are limited to 20 and registration is necessary.
On Thursday 1 March, Short Break shows three Japanese short-films.
The week ends with try it out activities in the Lindell Hall on 2 March. Students and staff learn to make orgami, write their names in Hiragana, try their knowledge of Japanese culture, learn about Japanese games and what possibilities are available for student exchange in Japan.
Café Lindell serves Japanese inspired food during lunch, 11–13.30.
Several of the activities are set up by Japanese students at Umeå University.
The food workshop and try it out activities are organised in cooperation with Umeå Student Union.