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October 12, 2015 Swiss game wins big at Tokyo Game Show
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The computer game "Plug & Play" produced by Etter Studio from Switzerland has won the Audience Award as well as the Best Arts Award at the "Sense of Wonder Night" at the Tokyo Game Show 2015. Plug & Play is an interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei and coded by Mario von Rickenbach. It was born out of an animation film which has about 50 million views on Youtube. It was drawn with an index finger using the integrated touchpad of a laptop. Etter Studio is an interdisciplinary design and strategy consultancy, based in Zurich.[more]
October 09, 2015 Lombard Odier to expand business in Japan
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Lombard Odier, Geneva’s oldest private bank, plans to expand its private banking business in Japan by increasing its wealth management staff to 40, the financial service provider Bloomberg reported. This would mean adding about ten wealth management employees to its current staff. Lombard Odier wants to double its client base and assets by 2017, Keiichi Hirano, head of Lombard Odier’s Japanese private banking operation, told the financial service provider.[more]
October 06, 2015 Convincing "Swiss Focus" at Tokyo Art Book Fair
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Switzerland has presented its publishing culture as the first "guest country" of the Tokyo Art Book Fair. In the "Swiss Focus" twelve publishers based in Switzerland, some of them for the first time, participated in the exhibition presenting their most beautiful books, along with a showcase of Switzerland's most prestigious award in book publishing called "Most beautiful Swiss books". Switzerland was selected as the first "guest country" of the Tokyo Art Book Fair. [more]
October 02, 2015 Acquittal of Schindler in tragic elevator death
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Tokyo District Court has rendered its verdict about an elevator accident that occurred in Takeshiba in Tokyo more than 9 years ago. A service technician of Schindler was cleared of any wrongdoing which equals an acquittal of the Swiss company. In a press statement about the verdict, Schindler again deeply regretted the loss of a precious life in this tragic accident. The death of the teenager in the accident had tarnished the reputation of Schindler elevators in Japan for a long time.[more]
September 29, 2015 Switzerland tops innovation ranking for five years
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland has been ranked for the fifth time in a row as the world’s most innovative country ahead of the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States. China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda are among a group of outperforming countries. The Global Innovation Index study, undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the INSEAD Business School in France, and Cornell University in the United States is calculated for 141 countries, using 79 indicators to gauge both innovative capabilities and measurable results.[more]
September 25, 2015 Switzerland opens its tallest building
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland is more known for high mountains than high buildings. But the world’s largest biotech company, Roche headquartered in Basel has now opened Switzerland’s tallest building. The 41 level, 178 meter high tower is the first of two highrises to grace the skyline of Basel. Named Building 1, it was designed by the world known Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. It is 52 meters taller than former record holder, the prime tower in Zurich. Roche is about to invest CHF 3 billion here.[more]
October 16, 2015 10th Swiss Young Professionals Gathering
We are pleased to invite you to the 10th Swiss Young Professionals Gathering![more]
November 16, 2015 Please save the date! SCCIJ November 16 luncheon with Mr. Juerg Schmid, CEO of Switzerland Tourism
Further information will follow in due time, thank you for your patience![more]
November 20, 2015 Please save the date! Year End Party 2015 on November 20!
More details will follow shortly, thank you for your patience![more]
October 09, 2015 SCCIJ Kansai Event on October 9
Come meet "high-tech" and "tradition" in Kansai with two company visits, followed by dinner![more]
October 09, 2015 Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup 2015
October 07, 2015 SCCIJ October Luncheon: Dr. Alessandro Curioni, Vice President, Europe and Lab Director at IBM Research - Zurich
Please join our Luncheon about cognitive systems and the next era of IT![more]
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