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April 6, 2021

New Midterm Report Published

Scholarship Recipient Danting Wu reported on her experience of taking advanced courses at Kyoto Japanese Language School (KJLS). The special focus on her report is on the current situation of handling sexual abuse in Japan and […]

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March 25, 2021

SJCC in March 2021

Dear SJCC Members and Friends It is with great sadness that the SJCC has received the news that its former Board Member and Chairman of the Scholarship Fund, Paul Dudler, passed away last month. Paul joined […]

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March 21, 2021

Tokyo 2020: Entry into Japan for Overseas Spectators not Allowed

On 20 March the organisers informed that overseas spectators will not be allowed entry into Japan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets purchased by overseas residents will […]

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February 24, 2021

UK Announces CPTPP Expansion Phase – A New Opportunity for Swiss-Japanese Relations?

The notification by the United Kingdom to begin the accession process to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could transform this transpacific trade initiative into a global framework. Patrick Ziltener and Dominique Ursprung […]

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February 13, 2021

Paul Dudler, former Chairman of the SJCC Scholarship Fund, has passed away

It is with great sadness that the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce has received the news that the former Chairman of the Scholarship Fund, Mr. Paul Dudler, has passed away on 7 February 2021. Our deepest thoughts […]

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February 4, 2021

Federal Council: CPTPP with Negative Impact on Swiss Exporters – Accession a Major Challenge

The President of the Switzerland-Japan Parliamentary Group, National Councillor Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, submitted an interpellation on 2 December 2020, asking the Federal Council whether Switzerland’s accession to CPTPP could be a way to update and extend the […]

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December 16, 2020

How Should Switzerland React to the New Mega-Regionals from Asia-Pacific?

SJCC Managing Director Dominique Ursprung and trade expert Patrick Ziltener have analysed what the newly concluded RCEP and the Japan led CPTPP mean for Swiss Foreign Economic Policy. The most important conclusion of the authors is, […]

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December 3, 2020

CPTPP as a Sustainable Update and Extension of the Swiss Network of Free Trade Agreements?

Der Schweiz gelingt es kaum, bestehende Freihandelsabkommen zu aktualisieren: Bei Mexiko, Südkorea, Japan oder China sind Bemühungen für ein Update bis heute erfolglos geblieben. Neuere und umfassendere Abkommen der EU begünstigen die europäischen Konkurrenten von Schweizer […]

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November 19, 2020

The Current Situation in Japan

On the 18 Novemeber, the Ambassador of Japan and SJCC Honorary Chairman, H.E. Kojiro SHIRAISHI addressed members and guests of the SJCC with a keynote speech. The Webcast started with a short introduction of the speaker […]

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November 10, 2020

New Reports from a Year in Japan

Several reports have been published showing the experience of young professionals spending a year in Japan. Click here to read the different reports. Since 1988, the SJCC has been awarding grants through its Scholarship Fund to encourage and […]

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September 28, 2020

Recording of the Webinar on Japan’s System of Corporate Governance is Online

In his presentation, Professor Franz Waldenberger, Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo has shown the latest research on Japan’s system of corporate governance. The video of his presentation is now available here: […]

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August 31, 2020

First Comprehensive Analysis on the Use of Swiss FTAs

The study “Analysis on the use of free trade agreements” by Stefan Legge and Piotr Lukaszuk of the University of St. Gallen shows that Swiss importers and consumers saved CHF 2.5 billion in customs duties in […]