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    • Latest News

      • December 11, 2018 A Japanese buyer for ABB's power grid division?

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The days of the Swiss industrial icon ABB in its present form may be numbered. A sale or partial sale of the power grid division which contributed 29% of the Swiss giant’s sales in 2017 looks to be imminent. According to media reports, discussions with potential buyers from Japan or China are said to have progressed. The main issues seem to be the price tag of the division and whether ABB may need to keep a majority or minority part in case there is no buyer for the whole unit. Conservative estimates assume a division value of about $11 billion. Others see the “fair value” rather at $12 billion or $ 13 billion. [more]

      • December 07, 2018 Swiss is first human to jump into powerful jet stream

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss are somehow obsessed with records high in the skies. There was the team of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg which made the first circumnavigation of the earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power. Then there is Raphael Domjan, who wants to become the first human reaching the stratosphere in a solar plane. Marc Hauser, a Swiss entrepreneur, fits into this picture. He became the first human who jumped into the high-altitude winds of the jet stream to highlight its potential as an untapped energy source. Now, an eye-opening documentary is being aired which gives an astonishing insight to this pioneering and daring project.[more]

      • December 03, 2018 DKSH Japan to distribute Laurent Ferrier

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – DKSH from Zurich, Switzerland, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Laurent Ferrier in Japan. The DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods has partnered with the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer to exclusively market, sell, distribute and supply Laurent Ferrier’s products in Japan, starting from January. Thus, the Swiss luxury watchmaker continues its worldwide expansion after presenting its first model only at the watch fair Basel World in 2010.[more]

      • November 30, 2018 “There is a Japan boom in Switzerland”

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss website (“Asia Mirror”) features thousands of short articles about Japan with a focus on travel related news and information. Founded and run by a single, enthusiastic Japan expert, it has become the most relevant Swiss website about Japan. The SCCIJ talked to the website’s author and manager, Mr. Jan Knüsel, about his love for Japan, his personal motivation for this huge project, how he based his business model on the site and why there is such a big interest of Swiss into Japan and Japan travels. [more]

      • November 26, 2018 Japanese retailer Muji to enter Swiss market

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland is receiving a growing amount of attention from large Japanese retail companies. First, Fast Retailing, the company behind the textile brand Uniqlo, won a sponsoring contract with Swiss tennis star Roger Federer to promote its brand especially in Europe. Now, Ryohin Keikaku, the parent company of the Japanese department store chain Muji, has decided to enter the “attractive” Swiss market. After the establishment of a subsidiary named Muji Switzerland AG in January, it plans to open its first store in October 2019. The store location has already been fixed.[more]

      • November 23, 2018 Luncheon: Growth in changing economic climate

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – At the November luncheon, more than 30 members and guests of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan were entertained by Mr. Daniel Küng, Chief Executive Officer of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), with success stories of Swiss small and medium-sized firms which conquered foreign markets by adaption and innovation. S-GE is the Swiss export and investment promotion agency on behalf of the Swiss Confederation. In Japan, it is represented by the Swiss Business Hub Japan. Mr. Küng outlined several lessons about their international growth between globalization and protectionism. Small and medium enterprises could compete on a global scale, with a little help by S-GE, he stated.[more]

      • November 19, 2018 Kansai: Plant visit and networking party

        Osaka (SCCIJ) – A plant tour and a networking party at the end of October, both well attended and in short consecution, were the big contribution of the Kansai chapter to the annual event calendar of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. First, there was a Swiss Young Professional Gathering on October 25, organized in collaboration with the Honorary Consulate General of Switzerland in Osaka and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan; second, a visit and tour of a plant of Sunstar in Takatsuki followed by a lunch buffet. Sunstar is a Japanese company in the oral care, health and beauty, chemicals and motorcycle business which deliberately shifted its headquarter to Switzerland to speed up its globalization. [more]

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