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Committed to Strengthening Swiss-Japan Ties
Founded in 1981 and officially approved by the Japanese Ministry of Industry and Trade the following year, we support the interests of Swiss companies doing business in Japan as well as Japanese companies interested in doing business in Switzerland.
Not only do we count among our members some of the biggest Swiss multinationals but we are also proud of the many small and medium-sized companies, the so-called hidden champions which constitute an important part of our membership.
Find out more about the SCCIJ and make it "Your Swiss Network" in Japan.
Interested in becoming a new member? Please take a look at our membership categories and/or contact us at email@example.com.
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In 2014 we will celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan. On 6th February 1864 diplomatic relations between the two countries were established as a result of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
The President of the Swiss Confederation will launch the festivities at SWISSDAYS, a multifaceted four day event held at Roppongi Hills Arena from February 6 to 9 2014.
December 13, 2013 Tokyo less expensive now than Zurich
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The weak yen has driven down the cost of living for expatriates in Japan. Even after the heavy depreciation of the last twelve months, Tokyo is still Asia's most expensive city. But in a global comparison, Japan’s capital city has fallen to 10th place. Thus, Tokyo has become less expensive for expatriates than Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Basel. This is among the findings of the latest Cost of Living survey by ECA International which compared a basket of like-for-like consumer goods and services commonly purchased by assignees in 440 locations worldwide.
December 10, 2013 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions to stay "for the long term"
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Swiss Re, the world's second largest reinsurance company, is celebrating in 2013 its 150-year anniversary and 100 years of relationship with Japan. To commemorate this, Swiss Re organized two events in Tokyo and called attention to its Corporate Solutions business unit in Japan. Since becoming a locally admitted insurer in 2011, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers traditional and non-traditional commercial insurance products to corporations in Japan. On the occasion of the 150-year anniversary celebrations, SCCIJ talked to the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Mr. Agostino Galvagni, about the company's perspectives and intentions in the Japanese commercial insurance market.
December 06, 2013 Switzerland and Japan together in top PISA group
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Asian countries outperformed the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of more than half a million of the world’s 15-year-olds. In maths which was the main focus of this PISA survey, Japan and Switzerland both belonged to the Top 10 group. Both countries also have improved their reading performance over the decade. Results from the 2012 “Programme for International Student Assessment” (PISA) came out for the fifth time since 2000 and included data from 65 countries.
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