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    • October 19, 2016 Swiss State Secretary says franc shock is digested

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The October Luncheon of the SCCIJ brought many positive assurances for the Swiss business community in Japan. In a compact and precise lecture about the current challenges for Swiss economic policy, State Secretary Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch lauded the short-term crisis management of the Swiss National Bank and the Swiss government regarding the strong franc shock and laid out some planned long-term improvements of the Swiss economic framework. More than 50 guests and members of the SCCIJ were eager to learn how the competitive edge of the Swiss economy is being preserved and even sharpened.[more]

    • October 17, 2016 Swiss designers have poster visions of Yamanote line

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Two Swiss graphic designers living in Japan have started to explore all the 29 railway stations of the Tokyo ring line Yamanote with their poster project “YamanoteYamanote”. Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff began their planned series of 29 exhibitions at Akihabara station in July and continued their design journey in September at Kanda station. The next stop will be Tokyo station. Swiss design is popular in Japan because it appeals to Japanese design tradition by also being minimalist, zen-like, function oriented and also playing with typography. The posters show exactly these traits of Swiss design admired in Japan.[more]

    • October 14, 2016 Nobel Prizes: One for Japan, Swiss help for two others

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Yoshinori Osumi, a Japanese scientist of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. Also, Swiss scientific institutions were involved in the 2016 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and in Physics - the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). Both institutes either supported or extended and validated the theories and research of two scientists which received 2016 Nobel Prizes.[more]

    • October 10, 2016 Swiss and Japanese joint research for smart cities

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and the YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory in Japan are coordinating the development of an open platform for the smart city of the future. The platform will combine open government data with the Internet of Things and will be provided to a variety of users. The practical relevance of the platform will be validated with cities that have already experience in the Open Data area. In Europe these are Amsterdam, Murcia and Zurich, and in Japan Sapporo, Tokyo and Yokosuka.[more]

    • October 07, 2016 SCCIJ Luncheon sheds light on Intel transformation

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - With a rare second September luncheon, the SCCIJ has continued its effort to present more female luncheon speakers in order to reflect the growing diversity in Japanese boards. Ms. Makiko Eda, President of Intel Japan and Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group of Intel Corporation, shed light on the current dynamics in the semiconductor industry and the transformation of Intel, the world's leading producer of microprocessors for personal computers and servers. More than 60 members and guests of the SCCIJ came to listen to her talk about Intel's strategies for the future. [more]

    • October 04, 2016 Basilea in partnership with Asahi Kasei Pharma

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Basilea Pharmaceutica, a Swiss biotechnology company based in Basel, has finalized a partnership with Asahi Kasei Pharma for antifungal drug isavuconazole in Japan. Basilea grants Asahi Kasei Pharma exclusive license to develop and commercialize isavuconazole in Japan. Basilea will receive an upfront payment of CHF 7 million and will be eligible to receive up to approximately CHF 60 million (at current exchange rate) of additional payments upon achievement of regulatory and commercial milestones. Basilea will also receive double-digit tiered royalties on product sales in Japan.[more]

    • September 30, 2016 Switzerland most competitive nation for 8th year

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Switzerland, Singapore and the United States remain the world’s most competitive economies. Japan dropped two places but remained in the Top Ten. India is the highest rising economy, climbing 16 places. China, ranked 28th among the 139 economies covered by the report, remains top among the BRICS grouping. A ten-year decline in the openness of economies at all stages of development poses a risk to countries’ ability to grow and innovate. These are some results of the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 published by the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland. [more]

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