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September 15, 2022

Business, Parliamentarians, and Government Raise the Flag for Closer Swiss Japanese Ties

State Secretary Budliger Artieda spoke at the annual reception of the parliamentary friendship group Switzerland-Japan about the state of the bilateral relations and her priorities as SECO Director, which include the long overdue update of the […]

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September 11, 2022

SJCC in September 2022

Dear Members and Friends, Challenges and uncertainties have increased in business. Reliable and trustworthy partners are of uttermost importance. Japan and Switzerland share such relations and the SJCC provides you with a relevant forum and information […]

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December 15, 2021

SJCC in December 2021

Dear members and friends Approaching the end of the year, I would like to thank you for the support you have shown towards the SJCC in 2021. Once again, a challenging year is coming to an […]

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December 10, 2021

Ursprung concludes his time as Managing Director of the SJCC after 6 years

Dominique Ursprung was appointed as managing director of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC) in December 2015, and has served for the association in this role since then. After six inspiring years, Ursprung has decided to […]

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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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