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December 01, 2017 Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike shares her vision of 2020 and beyond with the members of European Chambers in Japan
On November 22, 2017, the French Chamber organized a luncheon with Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike at The New Otani hotel in Tokyo. As many as 300 guests gathered to listen to the first woman to be elected Governor of Tokyo, including H.E. Mr. Jean-François Paroz, Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan, H.E. Mr. Giorgio Starace, Ambassador of Italy to Japan, and H.E. Mr. Loukas Karatsolis, Ambassador of Greece to Japan.[more]
November 27, 2017 Swiss celebration of first quartz watch in Tokyo
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the invention of the world’s first electronic watch in Switzerland by holding a technology workshop in Tokyo. Because the quartz watch was the first wearable device ever, the workshop focused on the latest technologies of wearable devices. CSEM was behind the first electronic watch half a century ago and is at the forefront of innovation in Switzerland’s industry today, in particular for ultra-low power microelectronics, cutting-edge microtechnology and complex, smart systems. The technology workshop in Japan was organized in collaboration with the Science and Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).[more]
November 24, 2017 Luncheon: “Green” electricity to advance in Japan
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – More than 30 guests and members of the SCCIJ attended the November luncheon about recent changes in the electricity market in Japan. Mr. Seiya Miyake, Chief Operating Officer of the electricity retailer Minna-Denryoku (Everybody Electricity) explained the options and benefits of changing your electricity provider if you are an individual or corporate customer. He also enlightened the audience about the inherent contradictions of the current energy policy of the Japanese government which is mainly based on a comeback of nuclear energy until 2030 and asked companies to advance “green” electricity in Japan by joining the international initiative RE100 which supports the use of renewable energy.[more]
November 21, 2017 Swiss top wealth ranking, Japanese third
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland kept the top spot in global wealth ranking, whereas Japan again had the most equal wealth distribution of any major nation, according to the 2017 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. Average wealth of a Swiss citizen was close to ten times the global average, placing Switzerland in the lead. Much of Switzerland’s rise to the top would be down to a strong currency, though, the report said. At the same time, the recent yen depreciation relegated Japan to third place in the global rankings of aggregate wealth, behind the United States and China. [more]
November 17, 2017 New President: “DKSH Japan with enormous potential”
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Mr. Michael A. Loefflad, the new President and Representative Director of DKSH Japan, sees an enormous potential in the near and mid-term future to further develop the company’s role as a Market Expansion Services provider. He mentioned in particular the coming free trade agreement between Europe and Japan, where new services and products will find their way to Japan, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which would offer exciting business opportunities. In an interview with the SCCIJ, Loefflad talked about the heritage of DKSH as the longest standing foreign company with uninterrupted business in Japan, the influence of Switzerland and Japan on its operating style and whether automatic translation will help foreign business people in Japan to be successful. [more]
November 13, 2017 “New door to Japanese customers” for Clariant
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Clariant, the world leader in specialty chemicals based in Muttenz, Switzerland, is to open a dedicated laboratory for personal care product development in Tokyo. This would reinforce its commitment to the personal care industry in Japan, Clariant said in a statement. The company, also a member of the SCCIJ, mainly manufactures and sells dyes and auxiliaries for leather and paper in Japan. Its business in Japan started in 1966 as Sandoz K.K. in Kobe (Hyogo). The enterprise altered its corporate name to Clariant after Sandoz spun off its chemical division in 1995. [more]
November 10, 2017 Luncheon: Novartis sees health industry transformation
Tokyo (SCCIJ) – At the October luncheon with almost 70 members and guests of the SCCIJ, Mr. Joseph Jimenez, the Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, painted a broad picture of the current transformation in the global health industry. Pharmaceutical innovation would fundamentally change the practice of medicine and also cause the pharmaceutical companies to evolve how they innovative, sell and operate. The recent transformation of Novartis would give some answers to this challenge, Jimenez said. [more]