The Swiss-Japanese Chamber wishes to express its gratitude and deep respect to its far-sighted donors, for their continuous and generous donations without which our Scholarship Fund could not operate.
The SJCC Scholarship Fund is supported by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Japan (SCCIJ) as a sponsoring partner. Furthermore it receives substantial support from SIKA AG, GC Corporation, MM Automobile Schweiz AG and JSL Nippon Academy. The Chamber greatly appreciates the close and excellent cooperation with the top management of all these organisations. Furthermore, the SJCC itself continues to be a major sponsor of the fund with annual contributions
The list of donors is on the rise due to increased interest from companies and organisations alike operating specifically in the Swiss-Japan context.
Among all sponsors, the Stiftung Mercator Schweiz deserves special recognition. Soon after the founding of our Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce in 1985, Stiftung Mercator Schweiz initiated and helped our Chamber to establish and finance a Scholarship Fund. In 2010, we regretfully had to acknowledge their decision to terminate donations which by then had reached a cumulative total of approx. CHF 2.4 million.
The President of the SJCC, the BOD of the Chamber together with its Scholarship Fund and, above all, our 200 scholarship recipients past and present join me in expressing deep gratitude to Stiftung Mercator Schweiz Foundation for their initiative, understanding and support of our Scholarship Fund. This support enabled the Scholarship Fund to become what it is today!