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  • Latest News

    • December 05, 2016 DKSH signs exclusive agreement with ICL in Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – DKSH from Zurich, Switzerland, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and ICL (Israel Chemicals Limited) Advanced Additives, have signed an exclusive agreement for DKSH to market, sell, distribute and supply ICL’s corrosion inhibitors for coatings applications in Japan. In charge of the deal is the DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials. The agreement will further strengthen DKSH’s market position in Japan while contributing to the Group’s overall profitability over time.[more]

    • December 02, 2016 ABB “writes the future” with digitalization

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss energy and automation giant ABB is reinventing itself with a big leap into the digital world. In the past, ABB has stood for transformers, power plants and turbines but is now undergoing a radical change to prepare for total digitalization of production and transport. A million-dollar global image campaign with the message “Let’s write the future” underlines the new ambition. The project “ABB Ability” is supposed to cement ABB’s leadership in the fourth industrial revolution. Two symbols of the radical change are a partnership with Microsoft and the introduction of the first Chief Digital Officer to the ABB board. [more]

    • November 29, 2016 Swiss are world's wealthiest, Japanese also gain

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - According to the seventh edition of the Global Wealth Report of Credit Suisse, the Swiss are again the world's wealthiest. Since the turn of the century, wealth per adult in Switzerland has risen by 142 percent to USD 561,900. This puts the country at the top of the global rankings by a large margin. Switzerland accounts for 2.3 percent of the top 1 percent of global wealth-holders, which is remarkable for a country with just 0.1 percent of the world's population. Among the major economies, Japan and the U.S. were also able to generate substantial additional wealth, while the United Kingdom recorded a significant decline as a result of currency depreciation.[more]

    • November 25, 2016 “Mr. Machine Tool": MEM management "not so bad"

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - At the SCCIJ November Luncheon, Mr. Christoph Blättler, Secretary General of Swissmem Machine Tool Manufacturers, after ten years of service widely known in industry circles as "Mr. Machine Tool", outlined the "survival of the Swiss MEM industry in times of quantitative easing". He also talked about Swissmem's initiatives on Industry 4.0 and dual education. These programs are designed to secure Switzerland's high percentage of domestic industrial production. [more]

    • November 21, 2016 G&S Japan relaunches recruiting brand Gaipro

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Tokyo based executive search and consulting firm G&S Japan, a member and sponsor of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, has relaunched its recruiting brand “Gaipro” (Gaishikei Professionals). "This strategic move is to serve the increasing need in Japan for bilingual professional in mid-management and specialist positions", G&S Japan President Markus Gfeller said. G&S Japan is a member of the G&S Asia Group and specializes in Executive Search and Corporate Consulting in Asia for predominantly German, Swiss and Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises. The new service is also a reaction to the increasing difficulty of employers in Japan to fill vacant positions.[more]

    • November 18, 2016 Roche founds global network of cancer centers

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Roche from Switzerland, the fourth largest pharmaceutic company of the world behind Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Novartis, has launched imCORE, a global network of cancer immunotherapy centers of excellence. This network brings together many of the world’s leading scientific and clinical experts in cancer immunotherapy to collaborate in investigating the most promising new treatment approaches. The goal is to rapidly initiate pre-clinical and clinical research based on the latest scientific discoveries and to aggregate and share data to accelerate the search for cures for people with cancer. [more]

    • November 14, 2016 Successful kick-off of new Swiss presentation series

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The new presentation series "Swiss' Experiences - Surviving and Thriving in Japan" was started with a fascinating lecture by Professor Daniel Citterio, a Swiss professor of analytical chemistry at Keio University with fifteen years of experience in Japan. The Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, in collaboration with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, has invited five speakers of Swiss nationality with diverse background and diverse career paths to talk about and discuss their experiences in Japan. [more]

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