Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
In Japan, or Asia in general, I guess, the swastika does not have the same connotations as in Europe. It is common to see it in all kinds of places (it is for instance the symbol for temples on many maps), as here on a shot glass in a bar.