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  • Latest News

    • January 19, 2018 Nestlé Japan launches first Ruby chocolate product

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Nestlé Japan, headquarters in Kobe, is the first in the world to commercialize the naturally pink “Ruby” variety of chocolate, which will be distributed exclusively at KitKat specialty store “KITKAT Chocolatory” operated in Japan and Korea starting today. It is also sold online and via pop-up stores. The Ruby chocolate used in this product, which will be offered as a Valentine’s Day gift, was developed by the Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut as a new variety in addition to bitter, milk, and white chocolates.[more]

    • January 15, 2018 “Japan digitalization offers opportunities for Switzerland”

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The new head of Swiss Business Hub Japan, Claudio Mazzucchelli, wants to take advantage of new opportunities related to the increasing speed of digitalization in Japan for Swiss exports to Japan and Japanese investments in Switzerland. In the interview with the SCCIJ, the Swiss emphasized that the existing potential in Japan for Swiss exporters would be considerable due to the excellent quality and reliability reputation of Swiss products and services in Japan. Mr. Mazzucchelli also outlined the current challenges of his new job and compared his work experiences in China and South Korea with his first impressions of Japan.[more]

    • January 12, 2018 Steepest funicular shows off Swiss technologies

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – After five years of construction, the steepest funicular in the world was put into operation in Stoos, in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. After the new Gotthard railway tunnel, the funicular is viewed as another showcase of Switzerland's engineering capabilities. Core technologies were provided by the Doppelmayr-Garaventa, the largest ropeway producer worldwide from Austria and Switzerland, and ABB. The new ropeway from the rear Schlattli to Stoos is a fundamental part of the project "Opening of the Stoos". The car-free village and the ski resort Stoos lie at 1,305 m and needed to renew their lifeline. [more]

    • January 09, 2018 Mountains have impact on Switzerland's image in 2017

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Switzerland’s iconic mountains drew particular international attention this year because of a number of natural events linked to climate change. At the same time, the victories of tennis champion Roger Federer, the Swiss financial centre and a number of popular votes also attracted the attention of foreign media. And according to the Nation Brands Index 2017, Switzerland enjoys a good image abroad overall, retaining its 8th place out of a total of 50 countries. [more]

    • December 22, 2017 Big interest in blockchain technology at Swiss event

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – On the invitation of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and the Science & Technology Office Tokyo in the Embassy of Switzerland, more than forty people gathered at the offices of the law firm Okuno & Partners in Kyobashi to watch the documentary film “The Blockchain and Us” and discuss the relevance of this new technology with the Swiss film director Manuel Stagars. The film was produced at the beginning of this year and has so far received over 300,000 views on YouTube due to the global rise of cryptocurrencies. Thus, many questions to the director were about the value explosion of bitcoins and other cyber money. [more]

    • December 18, 2017 Connecting Swiss startups with Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The boutique business developer Euro-Far East Co. Ltd. has celebrated its 25-year business anniversary in Japan. Founder and owner Robert Champoud from Geneva, Switzerland, has thrived as a market entry provider for many small and medium sized European companies to Japan’s industry. Recently, his focus shifted to bringing Swiss startups to Japan because Japanese companies are looking for outside input to increase their speed of innovation. On the occasion of his business anniversary, SCCIJ talked to Mr. Champoud about his experiences and perspectives. He has been a member of the SCCIJ since he started his business in 1992. [more]

    • December 15, 2017 Swiss-Japanese project for first power-to-gas plant

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Swiss clean-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova from Zurich, the former AE&E Inova AG together with its subsidiary AE&E KRB AG, and its Japanese parent company Hitachi Zosen Corporation are to deliver the technology for a power-to-gas plant in Japan, which will produce synthetic methane gas from carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2). This would be Japan’s first power-to-gas plant. Its technology allows to capture the carbon dioxide of an existing coal-fired thermal power and use it for the production of synthetic natural gas. The test facility is supposed to prove the feasibility of large power-to-gas plants in Japan.[more]

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