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    • Latest News

      • November 16, 2018 Dentsu acquires Swiss digital agency Namics

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Namics, one of Switzerland's leading full-service digital agencies from St. Gallen, joins the complex agency network of the Japanese advertising group Dentsu. If the German Federal Cartel Office approve the takeover, Namics will join Merkle based in the USA, and in future operate on the market under the name "Namics - A Merkle Company". For their part, the Americans themselves were taken over two years ago by Dentsu Aegis, the Japanese agency network consisting of ten global advertising brands. The financial terms were not disclosed.[more]

      • November 11, 2018 Japan takes supporting role for Swiss Cybathlon

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Cybathlon, an international competition invented and organized by ETH Zurich for disabled competitors and their bionic assistive technology, finds increasing support in Japan. A Cybathlon team attended the World Robot Summit on invitation of the government. Also, the Wheelchair Series, one of the six Cybathlon disciplines, will take place in May 2019 in Kawasaki. The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan is one of the sponsors of this event. The Swiss Ambassador to Japan, Jean-François Paroz met with Norihiko Fukuda, Mayor of Kawasaki City, and Osamitsu Yamada, Chairman of the Kawasaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to congratulate the municipality for becoming the host town of the first official Cybathlon event to be held in Japan. [more]

      • November 07, 2018 Luncheon: “Blockchain will find its niche”

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – At the SCCIJ October Luncheon, attended by 50 members and guests of the SCCIJ, Professor Andreas Furrer from Switzerland placed the development of the blockchain technology into the context of Switzerland and explained its legal implications. Also, he gave insights into the evolvement of the so-called Crypto Valley around Zug in Switzerland after the legal environment for companies dealing with cryptocurrencies was altered earlier this year. Initially, the openness of the cantonal and Swiss authorities towards the blockchain technology was a key location factor for the Crypto Valley.[more]

      • November 05, 2018 Tudor Watch finally launches in Japan

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Swiss watchmaker Tudor Watch has officially entered the Japanese market with a mixture of a prominent retail partner and several pop-up shops in Tokyo and Osaka. The timing of this move of the brand from Geneva is mainly due to the Rugby World Cup which will take place in Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019. Tudor Watch is the official timekeeper of the tournament. This will secure big attention for the brand in the Japanese market. Also, over the last couple of years, Tudor Watch, the “sister brand” of Rolex, has been making a successful comeback in major large markets. This has encouraged the management to also enter Japan.[more]

      • November 02, 2018 Swiss students’ enthusiasm for Saitama channel tour

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – A group of civil engineering students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) were so enthusiastic to learn about Japanese civil engineering technologies that they themselves organized a study tour to Japan. As part of their trip, they also visited the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel in Kasukabe City, Saitama, a monumental and award-winning underground construction project to prevent serious flooding of the region. The Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan was asked for support in organizing a tour of the discharge channel and gladly helped the students to gain access. [more]

      • October 29, 2018 First capsule hotel in Switzerland to open

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) - What has already existed in many cities in Japan for a long time will soon be available in Switzerland: The first Swiss capsule hotel opens on November 1 in Lucerne, but with a twist: The option to stay overnight in small sleeping boxes can be combined with renting a desk in an integrated co-working space. One calculus of the hotel and office operator seems to be that the employees of young companies could easily stay overnight if they work late. "Digital nomads from all over the world should find a new home in Lucerne", co-owner Johannes Imholz told a Swiss newspaper.[more]

      • October 26, 2018 G&S Japan: “Manager candidates with high demands”

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Japan’s severe labor shortage in combination with the reluctance of many Japanese to work for non-Japanese companies is posing big challenges for foreign-affiliated companies in Japan, especially from Europe and the German-speaking countries Austria, Germany and Switzerland because they cannot compete in salary levels with U.S. companies. Also, there are differences between the demands of potential managers and regular staff which need to be taken into account, as Markus Gfeller, owner of the executive search agency and recruiting company G&S Japan, explained in an interview with the SCCIJ.[more]

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