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Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
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August 28, 2015 Running on clouds - now also in Japan
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss running shoe innovator "On" has established its own subsidiary in Japan and wants to grow quickly despite the heavy competition from the home brands Asics and Mizuno. Co-Founder Caspar Coppetti has built the sales concept for the innovative "cloud" runners on some peculiarities of the Japanese market. Within one year the young Swiss firm hopes to break even in Japan. A local web shop went already online. An On running store in Japan could become reality in 2017 - either as a pop-up store or a permanent flagship store. [more]
August 24, 2015 Swiss forex broker acquires Alpari Japan
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Dukascopy Group, the globally regulated and Swiss headquartered forex broker and bank, has closed its takeover of the Japanese Type-1 licensed broker Alpari Japan K.K. The group had publicly announced its intention to buy a Japanese regulated broker in January 2015. Alpari Japan K.K. will be renamed Dukascopy Japan K.K. shortly and will offer forex trading through well-known Dukascopy proprietary trading technology. The restart of operations is expected by October 2015.[more]
July 30, 2015 Japan stopover of Swiss-led Race for Water Odyssey
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Race for Water Odyssey, a catamaran cruise around the world to raise awareness on plastic pollution of the oceans, has made its first Asian stopover in Yokohama. Skipper Stève Ravussin and expedition leader Marco Simeoni are both from Switzerland. The Japan events of the Race of Water Odyssey were organized by the Science & Technology Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. On its other stopovers, the expedition is supported by Swissnex, a state sponsored network of science and technology outposts aimed at connecting Switzerland with the world's innovative hubs.[more]
July 20, 2015 Nestlé: Five years for a risotto
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Solar Impulse, the world’s first attempt to fly around the globe in a solar-powered aircraft, has to stay in Hawaii until spring 2016 due to battery damage during the last Pacific flight. While the plane is fuelled by sun light, the two pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg also need some "fuel" to survive on the long legs of the flight around the world. Their meals and snacks have been developed over the course of five years by scientists and food experts at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.[more]
July 17, 2015 First ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 celebrated
Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Swiss region around Zermatt celebrates its mountain. Exactly 150 years ago, the first people stood on the summit atop the Matterhorn. This is celebrated with countless festivities from a light up the mountain trail to an open-air theatre about the first successful ascent in 1865. The Jubilee Week lasts from 10 to 18 July. The more than 500 climbers who died on the mountain were remembered with a "day of quiet".[more]
September 11, 2015 ABC & SCCIJ After Summer Cocktail
An evening of jolly band of jazz musicians on the roof top terrace of the Austrian Commercial Counsellor's residence![more]
September 16, 2015 SCCIJ September Lucheon: Dr. Jochen Legewie, Managing Director at CNC Japan
Please join our Luncheon about media management during a crisis![more]
October 09, 2015 Mercedes-Benz - Cole Haan Cup 2015
October 09, 2015 Please save the date! SCCIJ Kansai Event on October 9!
Further information will follow in due time, thank you for your patience![more]
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