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  • Latest News

    • 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]

    • November 07, 2017 Swiss web service rises into web’s Top 1,000

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Zurich based and Swiss created web service smallpdf has become one of the 1,000 most popular websites in the world according to Amazon's analytics service Alexa. The startup company was founded by three Swiss friends in 2013 without any external investors. Today, smallpdf has ten employees and receives more than 10 million visitors monthly. The web service offers a simple and frustration-free way to convert documents into PDFs and vice versa. The service is free to a certain extent and full privacy is guaranteed. The service is also available in Japanese under[more]

    • November 02, 2017 Omega’s new Swiss factory designed in Japan

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) - After three years of construction, the Swiss watchmaker Omega has officially opened its newest production building at the brand’s headquarter site in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. It is currently considered to be the most modern manufacture in the Swiss watch industry. Designed by the inspiring and award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, it is an eco-friendly masterpiece built with sustainable Swiss spruce and an ingenious indoor climate and energy concept. The Chief Executive Officer of the Swatch Group to which the Omega brand belongs, Mr. Nick Hayek, spoke to the invited guests from politics, business and the watch industry, among them the Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education & Research, Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann. The Japanese architect was also present.[more]

    • October 31, 2017 Swiss startup of the year detects “fertility window”

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Zurich-based Ava, a producer of a clinically tested bracelet to measure fertility, has been chosen as the Swiss startup of the year 2017. The second position was awarded to the Ecublens-based startup L.E.S.S. It has developed the next generation of distributed lighting systems as an alternative to today's LEDs. The third in the ranking is Flyability which introduced the first collision-tolerant drone called Elios in the market. The annually chosen TOP 100 Swiss startups give a good flavor as to why Switzerland ranks as the most innovative nation globally, at least according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 of the Word Economic Forum.[more]

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