Patron: Mr Yohei Sasakawa (Japan), Chairman The Nippon Foundation

Honorary Member: Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson


The Foundation is governed by a board consisting of 13 members. The chairman shall be a Swedish citizen.



Mr Magnus Vahlquist (Sweden), Former Ambassador of Sweden to Japan


Vice Chairmen:

Mrs Grethe Rostbøll (Denmark), Author, Former Minister of Cultural Affairs in Denmark

Dr. Jussi Nuorteva (Finland), Director General and National Archivist of Finland

Vacant (Iceland)

Mr Tatsuya Tanami (Japan), Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

Professor Asbjørn Rolstadås (Norway), The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Mrs Ewa A. Kumlin (Sweden), Managing Director, The Swedish Society for Craft and Design


Board members:

Professor Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard (Denmark), Director, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School

Dr  Sixten Korkman (Finland), Professor of Economics at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, President, Foreign Press Center, Tokyo, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Mr Tomio Uchida (Japan), Former Ambassador of Japan to Sweden

Dr. Henrik Syse (Norway), Senior researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Mr Edvard Fleetwood (Sweden), Secretary General, Sweden-Japan Foundation

Secretary to the Board:

Mr Edvard Fleetwood (Sweden), Secretary General, Sweden-Japan Foundation