Article about Swedish-style paternity leave made the front page in The Japan Times

The report ‘Scandinavia’s Sustainable Tech Banana Beckons Japan’ by Intelligence Watch resulted in an article about how Swedish-style paternity leave can boost innovation and productivity. Written by Anders Olshov, Jesper Edman and Noboru Konno, the article made the front page in The Japan Times. The article provides political and socio-economic reasons for Japan to look […]

New book by Lars Vargö Impermanence – Contrasts in Japanese Culture

Lars Vargö, Japan expert, diplomat and former guest professor and ambassador in Japan, has published a new book on the contrasts in Japanese culture, between the permanent and the impermanent with the Swedish title: Obeständigt – Kontraster i japansk kultur Here is a link to the publisher’s website where you can find the book: Obeständigt […]

Malmö establishes Japanese business and innovation hub

The City of Malmö’s Executive Committee has decided to establish a business and innovation hub with focus on Japan during 2024. The investment takes place in collaboration with the startup house Minc and aims to attract more Japanese business establishments and investments to Malmö, support companies in Malmö that want to enter the Japanese market […]

Scandinavia’s Sustainable Tech Banana Beckons Japan

Intelligence Watch, a Swedish think tank, has written the new report “Scandinavia’s Sustainable Tech Banana Beckons Japan” about the existing business, research and political relations between Japan and Scandinavia. It recommends Japan to collaborate more with Europe’s more sustainable version of California’s Silicon Valley, which in the report is called Scandinavia’s Sustainable Tech Banana due […]