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  • Latest News

    • January 23, 2017 First Japanese as head of BIG KAISER Switzerland

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Almost two years after the integration of the Swiss machine tool specialist KAISER into the Japanese BIG Daishowa group, the first Japanese has been appointed as the head of the Swiss company. Taku Ichii will replace Peter Elmer as Chief Executive Officer. The change will take effect on the 1st of March. Elmer had led the Swiss company into the merger with its long-time Japanese partner in April 2015, whereas Ichii had acquainted himself with Switzerland and Swiss culture over the last four years. BIG KAISER is the global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries with 900 employees globally.[more]

    • January 16, 2017 SCCIJ starts Year of the Rooster with a Shinnenkai

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - More than 50 members and guests of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Japan have celebrated the start of the new year at the SCCIJ Shinnenkai 2017. The "Year of the Rooster" was welcomed at the two-hour event in the relaxed and friendly ambience of the lounge at Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown in the presence of Ambassador of Switzerland in Japan and Honorary Chairman of the SCCIJ, Mr. Jean-François Paroz and his wife Yulia Gusynina Paroz, as well as of SCCIJ President Michael Mroczek.[more]

    • January 13, 2017 World Economic Forum with small Japan delegation

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - A record 3,000 leaders from government, business and civil society will convene at the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting from 17-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Under the theme Responsive and Responsible Leadership, the Meeting will focus on four critical leadership challenges for 2017 – re-imagining global cooperation, revitalizing the global economy, reforming capitalism and preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Annual Meeting 2017 will be opened by President Xi Jinping of China, who will be accompanied by the largest delegation of Chinese officials since 1979. Contrastingly, the Japanese delegation is fairly small.[more]

    • January 09, 2017 Three Swiss, four Japanese companies in top 100

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Nestlé remains the most expensive company in Switzerland and beats globally even Toyota Motor. There are two more Swiss and three more Japanese companies among the 100 most valuable corporations worldwide. These are the results of an analysis by the auditing and consulting company Ernst & Young, which examined the market capitalization of the top 100 and 300 companies worldwide based on data of S&P Capital IQ. The ten most valuable companies in the world are all from the United States. And of the 100 most highly rated companies in the world, more than half are based in North America, only 23 in Europe and 19 in Asia.[more]

    • December 22, 2016 Swiss stratospheric solar plane may ‘reach space’

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - After the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane achieved by a Swiss team, Switzerland wants to conquer another solar frontier. The Swiss adventurer Raphael Domjan is developing the first manned solar-powered aeroplane to penetrate the stratosphere right above earth’s lowest atmospheric layer. "SolarStratos", as the plane is called, is scheduled to begin test flights next February, while medium-altitude flights are planned for next summer and the first stratospheric flights should take place in 2018. The plane was recently unveiled at the SolarStratos base on the airfield of Payerne, Switzerland.[more]

    • December 19, 2016 Young Swiss on discovery tour of Japan machine tools

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - A mixed group of 24 Swiss top apprentices, college and university students of mechanical engineering has toured Japan for almost two weeks to discover the many facets of the Japanese machine tool industry and Japanese business culture. The trip of the "Swissmem Young People Program" was timed to coincide with the most important machine tool exhibition in Japan and included visits of eight machine tool makers as well as of the engineering departments of Keio and Kyoto University. The program took place for the third time and is sponsored by the Swissmem machine tool manufacturers.[more]

    • December 16, 2016 Globalizing a Japanese company from Switzerland

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - More than 50 members and guests came to listen to Mr. Masakazu Nakamura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sunstar Suisse, at the December Luncheon. The Japanese multinational with subsidiaries in 16 countries is run from Etoy in the Swiss canton of Vaud since 2002. Sunstar flagship products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, and dental rinses, but it also has strong industrial businesses. In his speech Nakamura explained how the firm is diversifying and expanding its business and why it transferred its global headquarters to Switzerland. [more]

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