The purpose of the Sweden-Japan Foundation (SJF) is to enhance relations between Sweden and Japan by providing information on Japan in Sweden, scholarships as well as technical and scientific seminars.

Since the 1970’s, the Sweden-Japan Foundation has awarded over 1,000 scholarships covering studies, research and internships in Japan. SJF has also assisted The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation and The Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society (Stipendiestiftelsen för studier av japanskt samhällsliv) with the administration of their scholarships. The three foundations combined have distributed over 3,000 Japan-scholarships to Swedish citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent affiliation to Sweden. SJF’s scholarship activities have been made possible by collaboration with and/or donations from many important donors.


Foundations or funds administered by the Sweden-Japan Foundation:

The Gadelius Foundation, established in celebration of the 100-year jubilee of the Gadelius companies

The Göran Holmquist Foundation

The Shizu Matsumura Foundation

The Foundation for the 2018 Jubilee Fund for Exchange between Sweden and Japan

The Swedbank Carl Eric Stålberg Fund

The Mrs. Atsuko Momozuka Fund


Annual donors:

Prins Carl Gustafs Stiftelse (The Prince Carl Gustaf Foundation)

Stockholms Grosshandelssocietet/Stockholms Borgerskap (The Stockholm Society of  Wholesalers/The Stockholm Citizenry)

Toyota Material Handling Europe (formerly BT Trucks)

The Märta Christina and Magnus Vahlquist Foundation

Semiconductor Energy Laboratories (SEL)

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse (The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation) 

Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond (The Foundation for the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund)

Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse (The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation)

Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (The Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences, IVA)

Business Sweden (formerly Swedish Trade Council/ Exportrådet)


A selection of important earlier donors:







Sony Sverige

Sparbanksstiftelsen Alfa

Sparbanksstiftelsernas Förvaltning AB

Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research)

Svenska Institutet (Swedish Institute)

Svenskt Näringsliv (The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise)

Utbildningsdepartementet (Swedish Ministry of Education and Research)

Vinnova (Swedish Innovation Agency)

AB Volvo

Volvo Car Corporation