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November 8, 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 […]

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October 25, 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 […]

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October 1, 2018

SJCC in Autumn 2018

Sake Tasting / Tokyo 2020 / Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter Dear SJCC Members and friends On 1 October, the SJCC celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its Scholarship Fund. The fund was established on 1 October 1988 with the purpose of encouraging […]

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September 3, 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, […]

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July 18, 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, […]

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July 17, 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 […]

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July 16, 2018

“Die Schweiz wird von der EU überholt”

Medienmitteilung vom 16. Juli 2018 Am 17. Juli 2018 wird das Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und Japan feierlich unterzeichnet. Es soll bereits 2019 in Kraft treten. Das Nachsehen haben Schweizer Exporteure, welche nun mit Diskriminierungen […]

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April 1, 2018

Swiss High-level Visits to Japan

Swiss President reiterated wish to update the bilateral free trade agreement (JSFTEPA) Dear SJCC Members and friends, April 2018 saw an unusual intensity of Swiss high-level visits to Japan. On 4 April, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer paid a […]

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February 5, 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 […]

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January 27, 2018

Outlook for 2018

Happy New Year 2018! Dear Members I wish you a happy New Year! 2018 will, I very much hope, be a successful and challenging year in a rapidly changing world, which needs even more steady development. […]