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  • Latest News

    • July 29, 2016 SCCIJ event at Victorinox Ginza boutique

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - About 20 members and guests of the SCCIJ came to the Victorinox Ginza boutique to learn about the Japan operation of one of the most famous and traditional Swiss brands. Victorinox are the "makers of the original Swiss army knife" and have been expanding in Japan ever since the incorporation of the subsidiary in 1993. The beautiful Ginza store illustrated where Victorinox as a 132-year-old brand has come from and how its has evolved from a knife maker into a unique multi-product brand encompassing also watches, travel gear, apparel and fragrances.[more]

    • July 25, 2016 Luncheon: Red Cross President shares his thoughts

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - More than 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ came to listen to Mr. Tadateru Konoe, since 2005 President of the Japanese Red Cross Society and since 2009 President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRC). Mr. Konoe talked about current challenges of the Red Cross societies, among them the enforcement of international humanitarian law in today's "dirty" wars, the dangers of technological hazards such as the nuclear accident in Fukushima and the decline in the number of volunteers. He also emphasized the Swissness of the organization and Swiss-Japanese humanitarian relations.[more]

    • July 22, 2016 Chopard reopens Ginza flagship boutique in grand style

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The Chopard Group from Switzerland has reopened its flagship boutique on Namiki Street in Ginza with great fanfare. Numerous VIPs, clients, wholesale partners and media people came for the ribbon cutting ceremony, reopening party and a partnership convention in the presence of Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his wife Christine. The Ginza boutique is the biggest store of Chopard in Japan and one of the most important globally for the brand. The store was inspired by the Geneva flagship store and shows different facets of Chopard’s universe on each of its three floors on a total area of 193 square meters.[more]

    • July 19, 2016 Tanaka to buy Swiss precious metals refiner Metalor

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, one of the core companies of the Japanese Tanaka Precious Metals group, has signed a contract to purchase 100 percent of the outstanding shares of the Swiss-based Metalor Technologies International, a gold and other precious metals refiner. The acquisition of Metalor will enable Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo to expand its recovery and refining business into new geographic regions in North America, Europe and Asia, and furthermore, to accelerate sales of all of its products and services to Metalor's blue-chip customers. [more]

    • July 15, 2016 Zurich Dada place recreated in Tokyo for anniversary

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The short-lived nightclub "Cabaret Voltaire" in Zurich, Switzerland, founded by Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings, is considered the birthplace of the global art movement known as Dada or Dadaism in 1916. 100 years after this pivotal moment, the atmosphere of Zurich's “Cabaret Voltaire” is being recreated at the avant-garde idling spot "SuperDeluxe" close to Roppongi Hills in Tokyo for six days until July 18. This event is also designed to be the grand opening of an art festival in Tokyo celebrating the anniversary of Dadaism featuring multiple venues across the city. [more]

    • July 12, 2016 EPFL keeps lead of “Young Universities Ranking”

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - For the second year in a row, Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has been put on the top podium among the “150 best universities less than 50 years old” of the year 2016. The "THE Young Universities Ranking" has been established by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine, an international reference for academic rankings. EPFL could hold on to the pole position despite fierce competition from universities in East Asia. In overall university ranking EPFL was ranked as number 31. The Swiss university was formally founded in 1969. [more]

    • July 08, 2016 SIG Combibloc and Dai Nippon Printing collaborate

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Tokyo-headquartered Dai Nippon Printing and SIG Combibloc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cartons for food and beverages, have reached an agreement to collaborate in the food and beverage carton business for the Japanese market. SIG Combibloc is part of the SIG Combibloc Group based in Neuhausen, Switzerland. SIG, the abbreviation of "Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft", traces its roots back to 1853 and developed from the manufacture of rolling stock for railways and weapons to packaging machines and carton packs.[more]

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