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  • Latest News

    • May 27, 2016 Dadaism anniversary festival in Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The art movement Dadaism started in Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire and soon reached the shores of Japan. The Japanese Dada movement “Mavo” left a mark in contemporary Japanese culture including popular culture (Ultraman, Manga art, Fluxus). To celebrate the legacy of this unique art movement, various cultural institutions and art spaces in Tokyo and surroundings have joined forces to offer special performances, exhibitions and activities during this summer. The festivities include transforming one of the participating art spaces (the Super Deluxe) into a “Cabaret Voltaire” - a little piece of Zurich in the heart of Tokyo.[more]

    • May 23, 2016 Life lessons of a Swiss ambassador in Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Mr. Urs Bucher, currently head of the Switzerland mission in Tokyo, will become soon the new ambassador and head of the mission of Switzerland to the European Union, as well as the representative of Switzerland in the European Atomic Energy Community in Brussels. Ambassador Bucher also served as the Honorary President of the Executive Committee of the SCCIJ. His looming departure was the reason for his speech at the May Luncheon about the lessons he had learned during his six years as Switzerland's highest ranked diplomat in Japan. [more]

    • May 20, 2016 ABB transformers for latest MHI Vestas wind turbines

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - ABB, global leader in power and automation from Switzerland, will supply special transformers for the world’s most powerful wind turbines made by the Japanese-Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The two-year old joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and wind energy specialist Vestas is extending on offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The order from MHI Vestas increases the chances that ABB will also receive transformer orders for MHI Vestas wind turbines in Japan where major offshore wind farms are in the pipeline. [more]

    • May 16, 2016 Mie Fujitsu and Swiss CSEM join semiconductor forces

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Japan and Switzerland are both strong in semiconductor technology. Now Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor (MFS) and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have penned a joint development agreement to cooperate in technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). For wearable and IoT devices superior energy efficiency is crucial: the conflicting requirements of increased miniaturization along with longer battery life mean that standard CMOS technologies are reaching their limits and that new solutions are urgently needed.[more]

    • May 13, 2016 Honor for Japanese connoisseur of Swiss wine

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The winegrowers of the Swiss Canton of Vaud are coming regularly to Japan to promote their regional Chasselas wine. The tour is always organized by the Office des Vins Vaudois (Office of wine from Vaud) based in Lausanne. On the fifth trip, the Office des Vins Vaudois honored Mr. Naoyuki Miyayama, President of Club Concierge, for his achievements as a promoter of wines from the Canton of Vaud. As the first Japanese, Mr. Miyayama was enthroned as Commander of the Order of Vaudois Wines. [more]

    • May 10, 2016 50 best Swiss brands 2016 chosen

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Nescafé has once again defended the top position of the Best 50 Swiss Brands chosen and honored annually by Interbrand and the Swiss business magazine Bilanz. Nestlé secured silver and Rolex rose into the top 3. LafargeHolcim and Audemars Piguet are the only brands that have recorded double-digit growth in their value. There were four newcomers this year in the top 50 which all tell the story of how important a focus on brand value is for any company. [more]

    • 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]

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