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  • Latest News

    • September 19, 2017 Landis+Gyr and Tepco to develop IoT solutions in Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Even after the exit of its Japanese shareholders via the initial public offering in July, the Swiss corporation Landis+Gyr is expanding its Japanese business relations. The Swiss enterprise signed an agreement with Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tepco, to jointly explore the full Internet of Things (IoT) potential of Landis+Gyr’s smart meter technology. Currently, Tepco is installing 27 million smart meters and devices of the Swiss specialist in Japan. This intelligent grid network will form the basis for delivering customer services that promote energy efficiency and establishing a new energy business model.[more]

    • September 15, 2017 Insights into FIFA scandal at September Luncheon

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The almost 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ September Luncheon learned quite a lot about the scandal at the world soccer organization FIFA and how it affected the sports world by listening to the presentations of two eloquent, thoughtful and witty judicial experts from Switzerland. Professor Ulrich Haas and Stephan Netzle, both specialists in sports law, drew a differentiated picture of the scandal, its genesis, the underlying causes, evolution and resolution. The speakers also analyzed the changes and tools which have been introduced to improve the corporate governance of one of the most powerful sports organizations in the world. The background of their talk is that Switzerland is a power house in sports law because most international sports organizations are based in and operate from Switzerland. [more]

    • September 11, 2017 Usain Bolt at opening of new Hublot Kyoto boutique

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot held a charity event with legendary athlete Usain Bolt to celebrate the opening of the Hublot Boutique Kyoto. The new sales outlet is built in the traditional architectural style of machiya, common in the mid-Edo period (late 17th century to 18th century). While maintaining its traditions, the ancient capital Kyoto continues to give birth to new culture and values. Similarly, Hublot continues to evolve in the traditional watch industry under the brand’s innovative concept of “The Art of Fusion”. The fusion between Kyoto and Hublot has just begun in the beautiful Gion streets, the company said.[more]

    • September 08, 2017 Swissôtel Nankai thrives on Japan tourism boom

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, the only Japanese member of the high-end Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts chain from Switzerland with over 30 properties around the world and now a part of AccorHotels, has steadily improved its offers and services in response to the Japan tourism boom. Most recently, the design of its “Swiss Select” rooms has been upgraded. Also, in all rooms there is a smartphone with free citywide internet for the guests. SCCIJ talked to Mr. Christian Schaufelbühl, General Manager of Swissôtel Nankai Osaka since 2008, about the changed business environment for hospitality managers, the relevance of booking portals and the challenge of new competitors such as AirBnB. [more]

    • September 04, 2017 Softbank fund invests $1.1 billion into Roivant

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Roivant Sciences, a Swiss biotech group of startup companies from Basel and founded in 2014, will receive a $1.1 billion equity investment led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. This is thought to be one of the biggest deals of its kind for a biotech company. Also, Roivant is the first pharma company receiving capital from the newly established fund. The investment, which includes existing shareholder participation, is intended to accelerate the launch of new subsidiaries within and beyond the biopharmaceutical industry. Roivant, led by a former hedge fund manager, wants to systematically reduce the time and cost of the drug development process.[more]

    • August 29, 2017 u-blox with Mitsubishi Electric in new GPS data group

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - The companies Bosch and Geo++ (both Germany), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) and u-blox (Switzerland) will together offer high precision position data as a one-stop solution group. The joint venture called "Sapcorda Services" covers the automotive, industrial and consumer goods sectors and will bring global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning services at the centimeter level to mass market applications. u‑blox is a leading supplier of positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The components enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks.[more]

    • August 21, 2017 Luncheon: Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – More than 40 members and guests of the SCCIJ enjoyed the presentation of Mr. Setsu Mori, a Japanese expert on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), at the July luncheon. The central argument of the founder and editor of the only CSR magazine in Japan was that this concept has now entered its second generation. “CSR has been reinforced and strengthened by the concepts of Creating Shared Value (CSV) and the ‘Outside-In Business Approach’ of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, Mori explained. His presentation investigated Japanese trends in this management area and clarified differences in the understanding of CSR between Japan, Europe and the United States.[more]

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