SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

News 2018

November 8th 2018

From Appenzell to Yokohama: 30th Anniversary SJCC Scholarship Fund

On 1 October, the SJCC celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its Scholarship Fund, which was established on 1 October 1988 with the purpose of encouraging young Swiss residents to add a “Year in Japan” during the most formative years at the...
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October 25th 2018

Tokyo 2020: Opportunities for Swiss Companies

SJCC President Martin Herb has published an article in the Swiss Trade Magazine, showing why the Summer Olympic Games 2020 are expected to stimulate economic activity in Japan. It is argued, that the urban Tokyo Olympics are of particular relevance in a...
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September 3rd 2018

New Partnership: JSL Nippon Academy and SJCC Scholarship Fund

Many scholarship candidates will have peace-of-mind when searching for a good language school in Tokyo or Okinawa thank to the partnership between JSL Nippon Academy and the SJCC Scholarship Fund. JSL Nippon Academy is famous for its Okinawa Campus, which...
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July 18th 2018

Press Review: "Switzerland is being overtaken by the EU."

On 17 July 2018, the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Japan was formally signed. It is expected to enter into force as early as 2019. It puts Swiss exporters at a disadvantage, and they now face discrimination. For Martin Herb,...
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July 17th 2018

What does the Japan-EU EPA mean for Swiss exporters?

Today, the European Union and Japan have signed a free trade agreement, which is expected to enter into force in 2019. A first analysis on how the new EU-Japan EPA affects the competitiveness of Swiss companies in Japan has been commissioned by S-GE It...
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February 5th 2018

Does Switzerland Have to Expect Discrimination in Japan?

The Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Japan will enter into force in 2019 - the Federal Council has now expressed its opinion. On 31 January 2018, the Federal Council issued its opinion concerning a Parliamentary Interpellation by National Councilor...