Thinking about Sweden – Japan 2018
The International Relationship between Sweden and
Japan about Education, Life and Culture
The 2nd meeting in Stockholm（2013.9.17, 22:00-23:30）
Stockholm Akita pref.
THE REASON WHY I HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF MY
INTERESTS OF SWEDEN
Outdoor Education: Teaching method and a way to motivate children
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University
Prof., Ph.D.in Pyschology.
22/Nov/2008 TIP WEEKS
Honda Memorial Kindergarten in Tokai University：
One of project learnings getting from Nordic creativity method
5 years: 15 children 4 years: 19 children Total 34 children
Outdoor Education Seminar in Sendai-city
at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University(19, August, 2010)
Thinking about Better Life
Through comparison of Sweden with Japan
Sweden（rank 3）, Japan（rank
Educational achievement（High school graduation from 25 to 64
years）、Pisa’s score, Years for compulsory education
Both Sweden and Japan keep higher level than other countries,
but both countries have things they are good or bad at.
The findings of the better life index
• Sweden is higher than Japan in Environment,
Health, Life Satisfaction, and Work Life Balance.
We can have a lot to learn from Sweden.
Index Sweden(Rank) Japan(Rank)
Environment 1 24
Education 3 2
Health 7 29
Life Satisfaction 10 27
Safety 27 1
Work Life Balance 6 34
Destinations to visit for teacher training in 2013
• Linköping and Norrköping
– Outdoor and Preschool
– Snäckebergets preschool and
– SEA-U, Marine center
– Nature school
– Erias Fries School
Swedish Oversea Seminar with Japanese university students
Erias Fries Skolan in Hylteburk on 21st Feb, 2013 9
Nature School in Helsingborg
Children learn a sense of distance
Distinctive Outdoor Education in Göteborg
For the further development, we can...
• have a plan for teacher training
seminar with IKEA Japan in 2014.
– Exchange students and preschool
teachers between Linköping and
• Ask all people to produce
animation between Swedish and
– For example, Nils Holgerssons is a
very famous charactor in Swedish
and Japanese people. And the
president who had produced it, is
eager to produce a new one again.
TACK SÅ MYCKET!