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June 15, 2020

Japanese immigration authorities announce conditions for re-entry of foreign residents

Japan’s Ministry of Justice has published criteria that will allow some foreign residents to re-enter Japan despite a coronavirus-induced entry ban covering 111 countries. The Japan Times has reported about a note in Japanese and English […]

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May 9, 2020

Japanese Restaurants Are Reopening!

Several members of the SJCC are from the food and beverage industry, running their own shops, restaurant or catering services. They all feel the challenges of the current situation, we therefore encourage you to support them […]

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April 27, 2020

First SJCC Webinar on Japan’s Way through the Corona Crisis

Adapting to the current circumstances, the Chamber held its very first webinar on the 24 April. The one-hour long event was attended by 60 guests from all over the world. Guest speaker Martin Schulz, Chief Policy […]

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April 15, 2020

SJCC in April 2020

Dear Members and Friends of SJCC While Switzerland is gradually easing its measures aimed at combatting the corona virus pandemic, Japan with a relatively small number of infections compared to other countries declared a state of […]

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March 26, 2020

Economic Turbulences – Official Swiss Support for SMEs

The outbreak of the coronavirus around the world is an extremely challenging time for all of us personally, for society and for businesses. The SJCC wants to let you know that we are here to support […]

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March 26, 2020

SJCC in March 2020: Economic Turbulences – Official Swiss Support

Dear SJCC Members and Friends, The coronavirus pandemic grips the world. It is an extremely challenging time for all of us personally, for society and businesses. We want to let you know that we are here […]

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March 10, 2020

Japan-Chef von DKSH warnt: «Man sieht schon jetzt deutlich mehr EU-Produkte in Japan».

Anlässlich des SJCC After-Work Event vom 27. Februar in Zürich ist ein NZZ-Interview mit Michael Loefflad, Japan-Chef des von DKSH entstanden. Michael Settelen von «NZZ Asien» befragte ihn über die Folgen der Coronavirus-Krise und die Herausforderungen des japanischen Marktes. Schweiz droht […]

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March 2, 2020

Restrictions due to COVID-19

In view of the current situation in Switzerland and the spread of the coronavirus, the SJCC decided to postpone all events planned until mid March. This measure is intended to support the efforts to prevent or delay […]

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January 15, 2020

How to Deal Successfully with Japanese Business Partners?

Five tips from SJCC Vice President Wieland Noetzold for dealing with Japanese business partners: Don’t make spontaneous contact attempts. Do your homework. The boss comes into play later. Find “influencers”. Small gifts maintain friendship. The full […]

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January 13, 2020

The Next Generation of Swiss-Japanese Entrepreneurs

SJCC Managing Director Dominique Ursprung wrote a report for the SwissExport Journal presenting the new generation of entrepreneurs that connect Switzerland with Japan in new ways: At the Ginmaku Film Festival in the middle of Zurich, Mizuki Mazbara shows unknown […]

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December 20, 2019

The SJCC in 2019

Dear Members and friends, I thank you for a very successful year 2019 for the SJCC. Your valuable contribution and support are very much appreciated. The Shinnenkai at the beginning of the year could not have […]

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December 13, 2019

Parliamentary Group Meets Ambassador of Japan in the Federal Palace

On 12 December, the Ambassador of Japan paid a courtesy visit to the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Japan. The high-level delegation from the Japanese Embassy was received by the President of the Group, National Councillor Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter and the […]