EASA’s Japan Project Report

Last year, EASA had the opportunity to travel to Japan to attend a number of meetings with influental NGOs, government institutions, companies, and discuss the issues surrounding denuclearization, and international economic & peace collaboration. We see organizing trips to Asia as one of the most unique and important part of our organization. Furthermore, it is an essential part of aquiring practical skills for our members in what might be their future place of work & study.

If you want an insight into how our organization works, or just want to know what we did last year in Japan, please look through our Japan Project Report below.

Japan Project Report


EASA staff


EASA Annual Meeting

Dear members,

You are hereby officially summoned to the Annual Meeting of East Asia Student Association (EASA Lund).

What is an annual meeting?

The annual meeting is the highest decision-making body within EASA, here we take decision
concerning the whole association. All members are welcome and everyone who became a member before the 3rd of October has the right to vote!

What are we going to do?

We are going to look at what the former board of EASA did and how the association’s money was handled during the last operational year, by looking at the audit report and the annual report.
We are also going to set the agenda for the coming year of EASA:s operation by voting on an operational plan and a budget.
Furthermore, we will vote on potential motions or propositions sent in by members or board members.

What shall I do?

Bring your membership card and your ideas with you!
If you like to submit a motion, please send it to president@asialund.org no later than the 3rd of October.

The meeting will be held at Folk Universitetet 5pm – 8:30pm.
The agenda for the Annual Meeting along with the template to write a motion is available in the Google Drive link below.
All remaining documents and summons will be accessible via a link to Google Drive on the 3rd of October.

Google drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1XAcI4RZHaqsEnwpTOgnLGQQrO_EZHUot

See you all at the meeting!


EASA Lund supports Nordic-China High Tech Weeks Lund

Find the Facebook event here.

On 18 May, EASA Lund is supporting the Nordic-China High Tech Weeks in Lund! You can participate in this exciting event in 3 different ways:

Volunteers: If you like to get new ideas if you are interested in the Chinese market and love to build relationships with many enthusiastic and creative people, or even be a member of NCSF, email Leo@ncsf.io

Participants: If you are interested in technology, innovation and startups, register to get an exciting and inspiring afternoon! – https://ncsf2019lund.eventbrite.com

Startups: If you are a startup company in technology area and interested in entering Chinese market, sign up! – http://ncsf.nordicapiary.com

Hope to see you there!


Summons to EASA Lund’s Annual Election Meeting

You are hereby officially summoned to the Annual Election Meeting of the East Asian Student Association Lund. The meeting will be held on 9 May 2019 at 17.00, venue to be announced. The meeting is open to the public and all members who have been registered for membership no later than 25 April will have the right to vote.

The meeting will handle the following matters:

– Election of the Board of 2019/2020
– Election of the Election Committee (2-3 positions)
– Election of Auditor(s)
– Proposition by the Board to Amend the Bylaws
– Any motions sent in by members. These shall be submitted in writing to president@asialund.org at least seven days prior to the meeting, i.e. 7 May.

Information about the Election:

The meeting agenda can be found under “documents” on this website.

The Election Committee is in the process of electing all candidates that applied for the positions. They will present their nominees one week in advance of the meeting, on 2 April.

All members of the association have the opportunity to candidate at the meeting. Although counter-candidacies must be registered no later than 2 May by sending an email with your name, your intention to counter-candidate and which position you intend to counter-candidate to election@asialund.org. This does not apply to candidates already nominated to a position or to vacant positions.

The election process is as follows:

If there are no counter-candidates:
The Election Committee presents the nominated candidate for the position. If there are no nominated candidates, the Chair asks if there is anyone who wants to nominate themselves or anyone else during the meeting.
The Chair asks if there are any counter-candidates.
The nominated candidate or spontaneous candidate gives a speech of 1-2 minutes, followed by questions from the meeting.
The candidate then leaves the room.
The meeting votes through acclamation unless a closed ballot is requested.

If there are counter-candidates:
The Election Committee presents the nominated candidate for the position. If there are no nominated candidates, the Chair asks if there is anyone who wants to nominate themselves or anyone else during the meeting.
The Chair asks if there are any counter-candidates.
Any people who intend to counter-candidate announce their candidacy.
All candidates, except for the nominated candidate, leave the room accompanied by one of the attesters/vote counters.
The nominated candidate gives a speech, 1-2 minutes, followed by questions from the meeting.
The nominated candidate leaves the room and the same process is repeated for any remaining candidates if there are any.
All candidates leave the room.
The floor is open for discussion.
The meeting decides through a secret ballot.

For any further questions on the election process, how to write a motion or anything else please contact president@asialund.org.


EASA Lund is going to Japan!

EASA is organizing a trip to Japan, from Tokyo to Yokohama and other locations in the Kantō Region. Our aim is to discover the history, the culture and the society of Japan. The trip will take place between 8-16 April.

Our focus is going to be the de-nuclearisation and international cooperation, in order to understand the pillars behind peace. The participants will meet officials, organizations, and activists to discuss and learn about their work. We will also approach these topics from a cultural and social perspective, this is why we will meet many local Japanese people, we will visit art and history museums to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Thanks to the incredible work of our team in getting grants to cover the costs, it will cost only around 3000 SEK, which includes flights, accommodation, travel and many of the entrances. The rest is covered by the grant!


Cook-along with Thai Flavours – FULLY BOOKED

EASA Lund & EOS Cares present: Cook-along with Thai Flavours!

Thai food is among the most popular cuisines in the world. But do you know how to make it authentically at home? EASA and EOS Cares are here to help! With the guidance of our excellent hosts, guests will gain knowledge of how to cook three fantastic dishes!

You will have a chance to learn to cook the following dishes in an authentic way: Sum Tum (green papaya salad), Larb (minced meat salad, can be replaced by mushroom), Tom Yum soup (hot and sour soup flavored with lemon grass). Rice will be served as well. Vegans are certainly welcome, just specify your food preferences in the registration form.

Please note that the green papaya in the salad will be partly replaced by carrot to make this event cost-friendly.

When? Monday March 25th, 18:00
Where? EOS Hallen, Arkivgatan 32, 223 59 Lund, Sweden
Price? 30kr for members of EASA or EOS, 40kr for non-members

The event is now fully booked, however you can still sign-up to join the waiting list at the link below. Please do not turn up if you do not get confirmation of your place in the event, as you not be able to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there and learning together!


Read more about the event here.


East Asian Peace – Can it Last?



Börje Ljunggren, former ambassador in Dhaka, Vientiane, Hanoi and Beijing, as well as former divison chief of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Foreign Ministry’s Asia unit, will talk about the likelihood of war in East Asia, which is home to some of the world’s most serious unresolved conflicts.

22/11 at 19:00-20:30
Edens Hörsal
How much?
30 SEK for non-members, FREE for EASA Lund members!

Despite the tension in the area, it has somehow remained at peace for a long time. China has not been at war since its brief border war with Vietnam in 1979. While this was followed by a decade of further incidents between these two countries – as well as several territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the region has yet to see another regular war. But how long can this peace last?

You have the possibility to sign up as a member before the event.

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A study break for the tummy and mind

By: Fabian Friberg

Last Tuesday (22/10) East Asia Student Association in Lund (EASA) and Eos Cares banded together to organize a well-needed study break filled with vegan spring rolls to eat. I, being a fan of both organizations as well as Asian food, happily decided to go. What I knew before going in was that I’d be eating vegan Vietnamese spring rolls, but what I didn’t know was that the chef for my rolls would be none other than myself.


Upon arrival, an EASA member from Vietnam gave us bowls filled with ingredients and demonstrated how to make the rolls to us. Unexpectedly, one of the bowls contained only water and nothing else. She then told us to soak a sheet of “paper” in the water to make it soft, after which we were to wrap it around our vegetables and fried tofu. Thankfully this paper was made of rice and not micronized wood, so it was actually edible. After making our wraps (with me adding way too many ingredients to mine making it more like a bag than a wrap) we dipped them in hoisin sauce and savor them. Turns out ugly wraps can be delicious too!

The spring rolls were good, and so was the company. I had the opportunity to speak to many people from different countries, all interested in languages, basketball, or both. We all were comparing our own masterpieces to see whose were the prettiest (it wasn’t mine) and heartily ate all of them.


To “wrap up” the evening, EASA had prepared a well thought-through quiz. Having become well acquainted with my table mates, we were ready to take it on head first.


I was surprised to find out that the format of the quiz would be based on the Swedish TV show “på spåret”. Having such a popular Swedish family show make its way into an Asia-themed quiz night was not what I expected, but it ended up making the quiz more interesting than the typical 10-20 questions type of quiz we’ve all participated in so many times before.

The introductory challenge had us pairing short snippets of Asian songs with their countries of origin. The countries we could choose from were Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia and Cambodia. This was my time to shine, as I have a great interest in both Asian music and Asian languages. Our team ended up winning the first round with 10/12 songs matched correctly with their country.

It all went downhill from here though.

The next section followed in typical “på spåret” fashion, having us digitally visit 3 different Asian countries and answer questions about them. Our teams gave it our all, but it turns out we have much to learn when it comes to Asian politics and history. I guess I’ll have to drop the k-pop videos and start watching some documentaries instead.


We ended up coming dead last, despite our initial lead and had to experience the bitter taste of defeat. I must say though, that the quiz was very fun and well put together, with interesting questions highlighting some parts of Asian culture and history I didn’t know of before.

It was a great evening, made possible thanks to Eos cares and  EASA, and I sincerely hope they will cook together something similar in the future for tired hungry people like me to enjoy. I hope someone tells them.

Having set the tone for large-scale integration, Eos Cares is the social programme of the basketball club IK devoted to facilitating efforts to community building. Since its establishment in 2015, Eos Cares has come to organize a wide range of social activities for all kinds of people to join. These include language cafés, cook-along, and learning seminars.



The examination period is around the corner. Why not take a break from your study and come hang out with EASA (East Asia Student Association Lund) and EOS Cares?

We start the night with an introduction on EASA and Eos Cares. Then it’s time for the much awaited workshop on how to make VEGAN Vietnamese summer rolls. Tea, coffee and small snacks will also be available!
At 19:00 we will have a quiz about places, music and anything in between really!

This event serves only students. Further, there’s a small fee for the cost of ingredients. Non-EASA members pay 20 SEK or join the association with an annual membership fee of 50 SEK.

You need to sign-up for this event: https://www.eoscares.se/events/students-only-study-break-fulled-with-vegan-summer-rolls