The Swedish Social Welfare Systems - a Presentation to NPO Kobe Youthnet

On Nov 26th 2003 Joakim Fahlstedt was invited to NPO Kobe-Youthnet to make a presentation about the Swedish social welfare system. The presentation given was a brief reflection of the history and current situation as well as challenges of the welfare system and some practical comparisons to Japan.

NPO Kobe-Youthnet ( is serving all kinds of outdoor programs to young people and also three institutions in the city of Kobe. The seminar sessions were for these Japanese people concerning the difference of social system between foreign countries and Japan, in particular those studied were South Korea, Sweden and Germany.

See the Presentation

For information on the Swedish Prime Minister's visit to Japan in 2004 and article on the Swedish Welfare System.