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Impact in Japan

Tokyo National Stadion©JNTO
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:00 - 12:20
  • Hiromi Kawamura PR Secretary, Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Kazuhiro Gono Vice President, Olympus Innovation Division
  • Takashi Wada Director General, JETRO Geneva
  • Jacqueline Tschumi Consultant for Japan & South Korea, Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • Martin Herb President, Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
  • SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
  • JETRO Switzerland
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise
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This new digital version of Impact in Japan will focus on the two hot topics by prestigious guest speakers live from Japan. The event will provide you with the latest information on the current situation on: the organization of the Olympic and Paralympics in August 2021 and the landscape of the MedTech Market in Japan.

Benefit from the exchange of the Japan-Swiss community and register now!

We are looking forward to your participation.

The Zoom access link will be sent to you 30 minutes prior the webinar start.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 (Image: ©JNTO)

Speakers Profiles:

Mr. Takashi Wada

Mr. Takashi Wada, Director General of JETRO Geneva, joined Geneva office in June 2018. Before, he worked for the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan. He has a wide experience in information technology and safety regulation policy. He also spent two years as vice president at the Software Reliability Enhancement Center (SEC) of the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) as well as 3 years as IT Director of JETRO New York.
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO offers foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across Japan.

Ms. Hiromi Kawamura

Hiromi Kawamura is serving as Public Relations Secretary and Senior Director for International Affairs for the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 2014. She has 16 years of experience as a government official in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), where she established and led the national program of the global human resources development in the Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau as inspector.
Hiromi holds degrees in Human Science (Osaka University, Japan) and a Master of International and Public Affairs (Columbia University, USA). 

Mr. Kazuhiro Gono

Having joined Olympus Corporation in 1992, Mr. Gono worked on the development of endoscopic image processing and endoscopic imaging technology while obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical optics at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. Having been involved in new technology development management in the fields of gastroenterology, laparoscopy, endourology, otolaryngology, and pathology, Mr. Gono has been Chief Fellow, Innovation Manager and then Vice President of the Olympus Innovation Promotion Office since 2017, where he is currently responsible for business development and management of medical device innovation. He owns over a hundred patents in total, and was awarded The Japan Prime Minister Prize at the National Commendation for Invention (2011), The Commendation for Science and Technology (2016) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology: Prize for Science and Technology, Development Category, and a Medal with purple ribbon from the Emperor (2017).