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November 4, 2021

SJCC in November 2021

Dear SJCC Members and Friends Japan’s new government, strengthened by an election victory last week, and the central bank have just confirmed their commitment to a key 2013 pledge to cooperate on achieving 2% inflation, a […]

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October 27, 2021

FTAs: Importers pay too much customs duty

Every year, Swiss importers pay CHF 400 million in customs duties that they would not have to pay under free trade agreements (FTA). In the case of Japan, the remaining savings potential is CHF 7 million […]

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October 25, 2021

Upcoming Japanese Culture Training Webinars

SJCC Member Japan Consulting Office (JCO) regularly offers public courses in different countries that focus on business culture and will greatly improve mutual understanding, communication and efficiency when working with Japanese or non-Japanese colleagues. Click here […]

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October 15, 2021

Switzerland’s lack of vision in foreign economic policy

On 13 October 2021, Avenir Suisse has published a report about the current state of Switzerland’s foreign economic policy. It concludes that not much has been achieved in the last five years when it comes to […]

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October 11, 2021

Prime Minister Kishida presents his Cabinet

On 4 October 2021, Japan’s 100th Prime Minister, KISHIDA Fumio, presented his Cabinet. The Foreign Ministry remains under the control of MOTEGI Toshimitsu, same applies to the Ministry of Defence where KISHI Nobuo will continue in […]

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September 29, 2021

New Travel restrictions between Switzerland and Japan

Jetro Switzerland has published a very helpful summary of the latest developments regarding travel restriction between Switzerland and Japan. Please click on the PDF here bellow to get all the latest details on travel between the […]

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September 17, 2021

Annual Reception of the Parliamentary Group Switzerland Japan

On 14 September 2021, the SJCC hosted its annual reception for the Switzerland-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group. Challenges for Swiss exporters, the importance of Japanese investments in Switzerland, and the new Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka were […]

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September 7, 2021

Scholarship Fund: Interviews for a Year in Japan Suspended

Thank you for taking note that the ongoing travel restrictions by Japan have forced us to take the decision to suspend the interviews for our scholarship program originally planned for autumn 2021. We hope that the […]

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July 23, 2021

Switzerland Opens a Swissnex Office in Japan

Switzerland’s decision to open a new Consulate in Osaka has been welcomed by the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce. SJCC President Martin Herb is delighted to see that Switzerland is intensifying cooperation with Japan in the areas […]

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July 8, 2021

“Despite stable friendship between Japan and Switzerland, cooperation must be improved.”

The Swiss weekly business newspaper “Handelszeitung” published several articles on Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A PDF of today’s article with statements from SJCC Managing Director Dominique Ursprung is available here below.

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June 30, 2021

High-Tech Meets Tradition: Swiss Export Journal with Focus Japan

The Swiss Export Association has just publised its latest edition of the Swiss Export Journal dedicated to Japan. The publication is available as an e-journal and features an introductory message by SJCC President Martin Herb on […]

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June 24, 2021

Opening of the first plant-based ramen shop in Zurich

SJCC Member Sala of Tokyo has opened a new Japanese Restaurant in Zurich: midori – the first plant-based ramen shop where all dishes are 100 % vegan. Location: Midori Ramen, Mattengasse 13, 8005 Zurich: www.midori-ramen.ch