Welcome to the website of
The Swiss-Japanese
Chamber of Commerce

The Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce promotes trade and economic contacts between Switzerland and Japan.

The Chamber views itself as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience between industrial, commercial and service enterprises in Japan and Switzerland.

Message of the President

Martin Herb

Dear SJCC Members and Friends,

Markets and companies have become increasingly globalized over the last decades, and communication and transportation have correspondingly expanded leading to changes in the world economy and its needs. A bilateral chamber of commerce has to track these developments and tailor its activities accordingly. Our recent events reflect the Chamber’s commitment to these goals.

The SJCC’s 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 10 May in Zurich. Many members and guests attended the dinner presentation by Mr. Yoshinori Nakata, Deputy Director-General of the Bank of Japan. His speech on “The Japanese economy and monetary policy: What’s negative? What’s positive?” has also been discussed the following day in an article by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ).

The Chamber’s first After Work event in French-speaking Switzerland took place on 23 June on the campus of the EPFL in Lausanne. Luc Meier, project leader and SJCC member, presented the different projects that will be hosted in a new building designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. A visit of the construction site allowed to see the progress on those ArtLab initiatives that will soon be installed “under one same roof” – therefore the name of the project.

Upcoming Chamber events for your diary include:

22 September: Pierre-Yves Donzé will share his insights on the Swiss and Japanese watch industry. He is Professor of Business History at Osaka University and has published extensively on this topic for instance as author of A Business History of the Swatch Group.

On 16 November we will welcome another guest from Japan: Dr. Franz Waldenberger, Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo will present his views on recent developments in Japan’s society, economy and politics.

Also save the date for the traditional Shinnenkai: Monday, 9 January 2017.

I look very much forward to seeing you at these upcoming Chamber events and wish you in the meantime an enjoyable summer.

Best regards,

Martin Herb
President

Recent Updates

July 13th 2016

Dear SJCC Members and Friends,

Markets and companies have become increasingly globalized over the last decades, and communication and transportation have correspondingly expanded leading to changes in the world economy and its needs. A...

July 11th 2016

On June 23rd 21 members and guests of the SJCC - filling the meeting room to the last chair despite the very hot weather - gathered at the École polytechnique fédérale de...

May 12th 2016

One day after the 31st AGM of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC), the Neue Zürcher Zeitung reported on the speech that...

May 8th 2016

The 15th AGM of the SJCC Alumni Organization took place on the 16th of April 2016 in Wiedikon, Zurich.

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Upcoming Events

September 2nd 2016
Organisation:
Turkish Airlines
Location:
Basel, Switzerland
September 22nd 2016
Organisation:
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
October 12th 2016
Organisation:
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Location:
Orbe, Switzerland

Past Events

June 23rd 2016
Organisation:
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Location:
Lausanne, Switzerland
May 27th 2016
Organisation:
Nerdilicious GmbH
Location:
Davos Platz, Switzerland
May 10th 2016
Organisation:
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Location:
Zurich, Switzerland