About Daniel

I am a graduate student at Doshisha University, originally from Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve been to Japan several times and moved here 2014 to take a two years MBA degree. The reason I chose Japan and Doshisha University is very simple, I love the Kansai area of Japan. I have a bachelor degree in International Business from Södertörn University and I’ve also been studying the Japanese language. Before coming to Japan I worked in IKEA of Sweden.

Daniel Jacobson

Personal Profile

I am a curious, emphatic and strong-minded person. I’ve been told I have:

  • Ability to Excel in a Multi-Cultural Environment
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Personal and Professional Integrity

I’ve been told to be calm and have a cool temper. I also believe myself to be thoughtful and analytical. I like to cultivate myself with education, sports and meeting new people.

Looking towards the future

After my MBA degree, I want to find a meaningful job and would like to improve the Sweden-Japan business relations. My dream is to be able to use the unique knowledge I’ve gained to make the world better place to live in.

What I’m doing now

  • Recently graduated Global MBA at the Global Business and Management Studies Program at Doshisha University.
  • Blogging about my experiences in Japan.

What I have done

Employments, 11 years
  • (2016) Commercial and Investment Office at Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo – Trainee
  • (2015) Gaijinpot – Contributing Writer
  • (2015) Doshisha University – Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • (2014-2016) IKEA Kobe – Retail Salesperson
  • (2012-2014) IKEA Barkarby – CR Specialist/Retail  Salesperson
  • (2007-2012) Keolis Sverige – CR Specialist
  • (2005-2007) Various part-time jobs
Awards (See link!)
  • (2014) Doshisha University Reduced-tuition Scholarship
  • (2014) Doshisha University Graduate School Scholarship Award
  • (2014) JASSO scholarship for graduate students
  • (2014) Scholarship for studies in Japan – Sweden Japan Foundation
  • (2013) Price for best financial essay in Sweden- Finansförbundet
  • (2014-2016) Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies), Doshisha Business School
  • (2009-2012) BSc in Business and Economics, International Business Management, Södertörns Högskola University
  • (2009-2010) Japanese Language studies, Stockholm University
  • (2015) Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2
  • (2013) TOEFL iBT- Test of English as a Foreign Language. Internet Based Test – 105
  • (2012) Club instructor-education, Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation
  • (2010) Group instructor-education, Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation
Other competencies

I’ve been an instructor for an Aikido club for many years. I like following the financial market and investing in stocks.

  • Japan. I know the Japanese language and business culture
  • Customer relations. During my professional experience, I’ve worked with maintaining and improving relations with customers
  • Awards. Due to my unwavering will, I’ve won several awards, including best financial thesis in Sweden (2012)
Hobbies (See Link!)

My hobbies include Running, Cycling, Outdoor Trekking and gathering Goshuin.

  • Swedish – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
  • Japanese – Business Proficiency
  • German – Beginner

Sweden, Japan, Kyoto, Tokyo, Doshisha, MBA, IKEA