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August 25, 2016 Luncheon insights into Gotthard Base Tunnel project
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - At a rare August luncheon which was jointly organized by SCCIJ and the Japan-Swiss Society (JSS), more than 70 people came to learn about the successful construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland. The speaker was Mr. Renzo Simoni, CEO of AlpTransit Gotthard AG, the organization responsible for overseeing the Gotthard Tunnel project. He gave fascinating and surprising insights into the political and technological challenges behind the biggest construction project in the history of Switzerland. With a length of 57 kilometers the Gotthard Base Tunnel has become the world's longest railway tunnel. After 17 years of construction time, the tunnel was ceremonially opened on June 1, 2016. [more]
August 22, 2016 Swiss electric vehicle sets new world record
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The grimsel electric racing car broke the world record for acceleration by an electric car. The vehicle accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds over a distance of less than 30 m at the Dübendorf air base near Zurich. The previous world record stood at 1.779 seconds and was set last year by a team at the University of Stuttgart. The record-breaking Formula Student electric car was developed and built in less than a year by a team of 30 students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. [more]
August 04, 2016 Rakuten invests in Swiss content provider Getabstracts
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Rakuten, Japan's largest online shopping provider, has agreed to acquire a substantial minority stake in getAbstract AG, the global leader in compressed digital content, based in Lucerne, Switzerland. With this investment, getAbstract will be positioned for further international expansion. getAbstract was founded in 1999 by the Swiss managers Thomas Bergen and Patrick Brigger with the mission to create the world’s largest catalog of summarized books, reports, articles, videos, and webinars. [more]
August 01, 2016 First round-the-world flight without any fuel completed
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss adventurers and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel, they landed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days of flight and 43,041 km. Thus over the course of more than one year, they could prove that clean technologies can achieve the impossible. [more]
July 29, 2016 SCCIJ event at Victorinox Ginza boutique
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - About 20 members and guests of the SCCIJ came to the Victorinox Ginza boutique to learn about the Japan operation of one of the most famous and traditional Swiss brands. Victorinox are the "makers of the original Swiss army knife" and have been expanding in Japan ever since the incorporation of the subsidiary in 1993. The beautiful Ginza store illustrated where Victorinox as a 132-year-old brand has come from and how its has evolved from a knife maker into a unique multi-product brand encompassing also watches, travel gear, apparel and fragrances.[more]
July 25, 2016 Luncheon: Red Cross President shares his thoughts
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - More than 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ came to listen to Mr. Tadateru Konoe, since 2005 President of the Japanese Red Cross Society and since 2009 President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRC). Mr. Konoe talked about current challenges of the Red Cross societies, among them the enforcement of international humanitarian law in today's "dirty" wars, the dangers of technological hazards such as the nuclear accident in Fukushima and the decline in the number of volunteers. He also emphasized the Swissness of the organization and Swiss-Japanese humanitarian relations.[more]
July 22, 2016 Chopard reopens Ginza flagship boutique in grand style
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Chopard Group from Switzerland has reopened its flagship boutique on Namiki Street in Ginza with great fanfare. Numerous VIPs, clients, wholesale partners and media people came for the ribbon cutting ceremony, reopening party and a partnership convention in the presence of Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his wife Christine. The Ginza boutique is the biggest store of Chopard in Japan and one of the most important globally for the brand. The store was inspired by the Geneva flagship store and shows different facets of Chopard’s universe on each of its three floors on a total area of 193 square meters.[more]
September 09, 2016 ABC & SCCIJ After Summer Cocktail Event
September 13, 2016 NCCJ & SCCIJ Joint Luncheon with Mr. Jay Nelson, Operating Partner at "Success Stories: Japan"
More details will follow in due course, thank you for marking your calendar![more]
August 18, 2016 JSS & SCCIJ Joint Luncheon with Dr. Renzo Simoni, Chief Executive Officer of AlpTransit Gotthard AG
July 31, 2016 Swiss National Day Celebration
July 21, 2016 SCCIJ Corporate Event with Victorinox