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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...
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December 13th 2017

Japan-Switzerland FTEPA Needs to Be Renewed

On 12 December 2017, National Councilor Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Japan, has submitted a Parliamentary Interpellation to the Federal Council asking for a review of the Agreement on Free...
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November 29th 2017

New Board Members from Sika AG and University of Zurich

The Board of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC) has been reinforced with two new members representing the construction business as well as academia. Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger, Vice President Law and Economics at University of Zurich...
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November 10th 2017

Tokyo 2020: Business Opportunities for Swiss SMEs

On 29 October 2017 Tokyo has marked 1000 days until the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (24 July – 9 August 2020). Tokyo 2020 may offer Swiss SMEs interesting business opportunities in the Japanese market. To successfully participate in the tendering...
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October 21st 2017

SJCC co-organizes anniversary events: 50 Years of Partnership between ADB and Switzerland

50 years ago, Switzerland joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a regional multilateral development bank based in Manila. ADB is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth and...
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May 19th 2017

“Switzerland and Japan – A Long Distance Relationship”

It is a rare opportunity to meet a Swiss Federal Councillor able to speak not only from the point of view of a head of a government department but also as a manager and entrepreneur with extensive past experience - 26 years, in fact - of working closely...