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JapanGate II – Key Issues between Switzerland and Japan

Impressions JapanGate II

SJCC Alumni Organisation

Apéro Sponsor

Canton of Zurich, Department of Economic Affairs, Office for Economy and Labour

Thursday, September 27, 2012 17:30 - 20:30
  • Zentrum Karl der Grosse
    Kirchgasse 14 Erkerzimmer
    8001 Zurich
  • SJCC Young Professionals
  • Hosei University
  • foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik
In Cooperation with
  • IFIL - Initiative for Intercultural Learning,
  • SJA - Swiss Japan Association for Engineers and Scientists
  • ZHAW CAS Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy

Welcome by Gregory Glanzmann (President SJCC Alumni Organisaiton)

Introduction by Paul Dudler (Chairman SJCC Scholarship Fund)

Recent Trends in Swiss-Japanese Business by Roger Zbinden (Head of Swiss Business Hub Japan)

Inputs on Swiss FTA trends by Georg Blind (Researcher and Lecturer at East Asian Seminar University of Zurich)

Panel organised by foraus on:

The Swiss Free Trade Strategy beyond Japan: Risks and Opportunities in Asia
September 2012 marks the 3rd anniversary of the Swiss-Japanese Free Trade Agreement. What can be learned and what does it mean for the ongoing Swiss free-trade talks with China?

Moderation by Markus Mugglin (Editor in Chief Echo der Zeit Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)


Luzius Wasescha (The former Ambassador to the WTO and Head of Swiss negotiating team for the Swiss-Japanese FTA)

Dr. Patrick Ziltener (University of Zurich, Co-Director of a study on the impact of the Swiss-Japanese FTA)

Dominique Ursprung (ZHAW, Project Manager IFIL & foraus Study Trip to East Asia 2012 and Co-head foraus Zurich)

BREAK & Apéro by Ryokan Hasenberg
Sponsored by Canton of Zurich, Department of Economic Affairs, Office for Economy and Labour

Panel organised by Hosei University on:

Making a Difference in Japan – The Case of Wooden Low Energy Housing and its Perspectives for Reconstruction in Tohoku 

Moderation by Prof. Dr. Claude Siegenthaler (Hosei University Tokyo)


Dr. York Ostermeyer (ETHZ/Chalmers Gothenburg)

Dipl.Ing Yutaka Goto (ETHZ/The University of Tokyo)

Dipl. Ing. René Paul (CEO SwissBuildingComponents AG)