SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Recent News

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...
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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...