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February 17, 2017 ebeam Technologies opens innovation center in Japan
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - ebeam Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of electron beam technologies from Flamatt, Switzerland, is boosting innovation in this area in Japan with the launch of its first research and development center in the country in Yokohama. ebeam Technologies said this allows Japan-based developers of print and packaging technology, and the food industry, to benefit from a workshop environment designed by specialists for specialists. The Japan atelier joins those located in Flamatt, Switzerland; Shelton, US; and Shanghai, China, as well as Davenport, Iowa, US that also hosts a large pilot line for continuous trials on webs.[more]
February 14, 2017 SCCIJ Kansai welcomes new Swiss Ambassador
Osaka (SCCIJ) - The new ambassador of Switzerland to Japan, Mr. Jean-François Paroz, has met members and guests of the Swiss business community and representatives of Japanese companies with close ties to Switzerland in the Kansai area at an official Swiss dinner. The event with Mr. Paroz, who took up his position in September, was part of a diplomatic exploration tour of the Kansai area. The evening meeting at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka was organized by the SCCIJ. The Swiss ambassador to Japan is traditionally the Honorary President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. [more]
February 10, 2017 Japan stays resilient market for Swiss watches
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swatch Group has declared an end to the Swiss watch industry downturn. The largest Swiss watchmaker said that it had seen "very good growth" during the last two months of 2016 and the start of 2017. Sales in Japan were as well on an upward trend in recent months, the company said in a statement. In mid-November, two of the Swatch Group’s luxury brands, Glashütte Original and Jaquet Droz, opened a shared boutique in the Nicolas G. Hayek Center, a 14–floor retail hub of the group in Tokyo’s Ginza. Actually, Japan has proven to be a resilient market for Swiss watch exports even during the last two difficult years. [more]
February 07, 2017 Inter-chamber group enjoys ski race in Hakuba
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The second Inter-Chamber Ski Race turned out as intended - a fun event for members and friends of the business chambers from the three German-speaking countries Austria, Germany and Switzerland in Japan. All participants enjoyed the occasion of a ski and relaxation weekend outside of the megalopolis Tokyo together with their families and friends. The ski race and after-party were organized by the Austrian Business Council (ABC), the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (AHK Japan) and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ).[more]
February 03, 2017 Switzerland best at attracting and keeping talent
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The fourth edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) has placed Switzerland at the top ahead of Singapore, with the four Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in the top 10. The United Kingdom and the United States rank third and fourth respectively. Japan was ranked as 22nd, three places lower than last year. The study is produced annually by the business school INSEAD with input from the Adecco Group (Switzerland) and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI). The GTCI measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent, providing a resource for decision makers to develop strategies for boosting their talent competitiveness. [more]
January 31, 2017 Luncheon: Trade frictions threaten Japan's economy
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The possible consequences of the economic policies of the new U.S. president Donald Trump dominated the SCCIJ January Luncheon talk given by Mr. Hiromichi Shirakawa, chief economist at Credit Suisse Securities in Japan. Currency and trade issues would be at the top of the economic agenda between Japan and the United States this year, Mr. Shirakawa told his audience of more than 60 members and guests at the first SCCIJ luncheon in 2017. The annual SCCIJ luncheon series is traditionally started in January with an economic outlook by a prominent economist of a Swiss bank in Japan. [more]
January 27, 2017 Dentsu Aegis acquires leading Swiss digital player
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Dentsu Aegis Network, the international operation of Japan's largest advertising and marketing agency Dentsu, will acquire blue-infinity, a leading player in digital transformation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. blue-infinity will join Isobar, Dentsu Aegis Network’s global digital marketing agency, and will be referred to as blue-infinity – Linked By Isobar. The Swiss blue-infinity management team will remain unchanged. Christophe Martin, Managing Partner and CEO, and Pierre Aebischer, Managing Partner, will continue to lead blue-infinity reporting directly to Lars Bo Jeppesen, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Nordics, Central & Eastern Europe. [more]
February 24, 2017 15th Swiss Young Professional Gathering
March 06, 2017 Japan-Swiss Spring Ball 2017
The Japan-Swiss Society and SCCIJ are pleased to invite you to a big annual festivity event![more]
March 23, 2017 Swiss' Experiences: Surviving & Thriving in Japan - Ms Bettina Gnägi, Editorial Administrator, Edanz Group in Japan
March 28, 2017 Please save the date! March Luncheon: Ms. Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, National Councillor & Mr. Akira Amari, former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
More details will follow shortly, thank you for marking your calendars![more]
March 30, 2017 Joint Chamber Young Professionals Networking Event
All working members below 35 years of age are welcome to join a networking event in association with other fourteen Chambers![more]
April 20, 2017 AHK, BLCCJ, ICCJ & SCCIJ Joint Event - Chambering
Come enjoy a Joint Chamber Evening at ARPER Tokyo Showroom![more]
February 15, 2017 Swiss' Experiences: Surviving & Thriving in Japan - Dr. Vroni Shiohara, Senior Producer at Delphys Interactive Corporation
February 13, 2017 SCCIJ AGM
February 09, 2017 AHK & SCCIJ Joint February Luncheon: "Running Start-ups in Japan as a Foreigner - Perspectives and Ideas for the Future"
February 03, 2017 Open position as Trade Officer at the Swiss Business Hub Japan