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  • Latest News

    • April 28, 2016 Bally opens flagship store in Ginza

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss luxury maker Bally best known for its shoes has continued its global revival with the opening of a Ginza flagship store on the new Tokyu Plaza building at a location considered the "gate of Ginza", marking the start of a new chapter for the brand in Japan. To celebrate the flagship store opening, the Swiss brand has staged the exhibition “Bally Untold Part One 1851-1951” to unfold its 165-year long history to the public. It is the first time this exhibition is seen outside of Switzerland. [more]

    • April 25, 2016 Swiss solar plane completes Pacific crossing

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Solar Impulse 2 from Switzerland – the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel – has successfully mastered the final leg of its Pacific crossing from Hawaii to California. The other big leg from Japan to Hawaii taking a record five days and nights was completed in July 2015. Due to technical problems with overheated batteries, the plane needed a long repair in Hawaii before taking off again last week. The Swiss team of Solar Impulse 2 wants to fly around the world in a solar plane in order to promote energy sustainability. [more]

    • April 22, 2016 SCCIJ Luncheon about "Cool Japan initiative"

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Ms. Aiko Shimajiri, Minister in charge of the "Cool Japan initiative" in the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has presented new ideas to further develop the promotion of Japan abroad to a large audience of more than 60 SCCIJ members and guests at the second April Luncheon. "Cool Japan" means not only manga and anime, but also Japanese cuisine, arts and crafts of Japan which are considered by non-Japanese as particularly attractive. The initiative is now being broadened by linking its contents with other industries. [more]

    • April 18, 2016 Record Swiss presence at MEDTEC Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - A record number of Swiss companies and institutions are exhibiting at MEDTEC Japan. For the second time following the success from the previous year, Switzerland will be present with a booth at Asia’s largest fair for medical devices. Established companies are also present with 13 participants registered as co-exhibitors; an increase of more than 50 percent compared to the previous year. The focus of 2016’s “Swiss Medtec Pavilion” is on startups, research institutes, spin-offs, public-private institutions, and clusters. [more]

    • April 15, 2016 SCCIJ Luncheon: Swiss Post on Japan exploring mission

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The third largest employer in Switzerland, the largest Swiss e-banking community, the biggest bus fleet owner for public transport, number one in logistics and e-Commerce, pioneer in eHealth - this is Swiss Post. Ms. Susanne Ruoff, CEO of Swiss Post, visited Japan with her executive management team and gave 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ April Luncheon an insight into the exciting transformation, challenges and key projects of Swiss Post. [more]

    • April 11, 2016 Swiss startup wins Pioneers Asia award in Tokyo

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Three Swiss startups have competed at the final contests of the Pioneers Asia Challenge 2016 in Tokyo for young companies. Two of them, Best Mile (autonomous transport) and Versantis (treatment of liver diseases), were among the twelve European finalists competing against twelve Asian startups. The winner was the Japanese wheelchair maker WHILL. The third Swiss startup, Lausanne based (open source electronic hardware), won the 90 second pitching contest for young startups (in a tie with the Austrian startup Parkbob). [more]

    • April 08, 2016 Schindler to sell Japan operations to Otis

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Schindler Holding AG, the world's second largest lift producer founded and based in Switzerland, has decided to sell its lift and escalator operations in Japan to its competitor Otis Japan. Through this transaction, Schindler has found a strong and reputable owner for its business in Japan with local employees retained as part of the new ownership structure, the company said in a statement. [more]

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