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  • Latest News

    • November 27, 2015 Golden KitKat to be marketed as seasonal gift

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Nestlé Japan is known for its smart marketing. With a gold-wrapped "Sublime Bitter Gold" KitKat version the Swiss company proves again its renowned innovativeness. This time, a chocolate bar coated in gold by hand cannot be a mass product. So only 500 such bars will be sold at exclusive KitKat Chocolatory outlets in eight department stores from the South to the North of Japan. [more]

    • November 23, 2015 Swiss robot salamander unlocks spinal secrets

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - A Swiss robot salamander looks as real as the living animal. The artificial creature is used to study the nervous system, and in the long-run, to help develop therapies for spinal cord injuries and better prostheses for amputees. The salamander called Pleurobot has been developed by scientists of the Biorobotics Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), who have previously built other bio-inspired robots.[more]

    • November 20, 2015 Swiss tourism: A new call to the mountains

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The greatest challenges for Switzerland tourism are the trend from organized tour groups to individual travellers and the cemented image of Switzerland as "Heidi" country, Jürg Schmid, CEO of Switzerland Tourism since 1999, explained at the November Luncheon in front of more than 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ. We document his SCCIJ luncheon speech about the future of Switzerland tourism with a summary of the relevant facts and quotes. [more]

    • November 17, 2015 Japan Tobacco opens new headquarters in Geneva

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has inaugurated its new headquarters building in the center of Geneva, Switzerland, after more than three years of construction. The new building with 28,000 square meters office area was designed by British star architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). It will house about 1,000 JTI employees who were spread in three locations over the city of Geneva. JTI is the international operating arm of Japan Tobacco Inc., one of the largest cigarette manufacturers worldwide. It has been based in Switzerland for almost 50 years.[more]

    • November 13, 2015 Kyoto Prize for Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor has received the prestigious Kyoto Prize of the Inamori Foundation. It was 20 years ago that the University of Geneva professor discovered the first exoplanet. Mayor is the third Swiss national who has been awarded the Kyoto Prize and the first after fifteen years. The other awardees of this year were the Japanese material scientist Toyoki Kunitake and the ballet choreographer John Neumeier who holds dual U.S. and German citizenship. The prize ceremony took place on November 10 in Kyoto.[more]

    • November 09, 2015 Hublot Design Prize for Swiss studio Big-Game

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The first edition of the Hublot Design Prize has been awarded to the Swiss studio partnership BIG-GAME and the Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakke during the Tokyo Design Week. Both recipients won a prize money of CHF 50,000. Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver presented the awards to the winners at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kiba Park, Toyko. The Hublot Design Prize was launched this year as an international competition in recognition of a young author's designs.[more]

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