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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see our Trade Sector Reports 2012.
May 20, 2013 Swiss monk of Koya-san seeking Laos donations
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Kurt Genso, whose real name is Kurt Oscar Kuebli, is probably the most well-known Swiss in Japan. He is the only foreign Buddhist priest on Mt. Koya who is subject of interest for Japanese and foreign media. In 2008 the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism appointed Kurt as Yokoso Japan Ambassador for his outstanding contributions to tourism to Japan by communicating the country’s attractiveness to foreign travellers. Recently, the energetic Swiss monk of the Buddhist temple Muryokoin has been looking for people in Japan with a generous heart to construct a school for 2,000 junior and high school students in Laos.
May 16, 2013 Swiss manager called to restore Takata's reputation
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss national Stefan Stocker, former president of Bosch Automotive Japan, will become the chief operating officer and president of the world's second biggest seatbelt and airbag maker Takata. He is the first foreigner in the post and also the first ever non-member of the founding family at the helm of the automotive industry supplier. Current president Shigehisa Takada will give up his post and become chairman and chief executive officer. The change of leadership comes after major carmakers in April and May had to recall 3.6 million vehicles due to flawed airbags supplied by Takata.
May 13, 2013 "Switzerland Global Enterprise" as new brand
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss export and location promotion agency "Osec" will appear exclusively under the brand "Switzerland Global Enterprise" from now on. The new brand name is designed to convey performance and purpose to customers with even greater effectiveness via a uniform, self-explanatory presence. Further aims of the new brand are to make better use of the synergies between the various government mandates and to combine strengths and save costs by means of one common umbrella brand. The new presence was presented for the first time at this year’s Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade and Investment.
June 05, 2013 June Luncheon
Speaker: Mr. Jean-Denis Marx, Baker & McKenzie
July 10, 2013 July Luncheon
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Pius Baschera, Chairman of Hilti
July 27, 2013 Swiss National Day Celebration with Swiss Club Tokyo
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