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    • Latest News

      • July 13, 2018 How Uniqlo wants to score with tennis champion Federer

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Japanese textile giant Fast Retailing, the company behind the fashion brand "Uniqlo", has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer. For the next decade, the Swiss athlete allegedly receives CHF 30 million annually for promoting Uniqlo. Federer is already wearing Uniqlo branded clothes at the current Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament. Marketing experts are convinced that this advertising deal will foster the worldwide expansion of the "Uniqlo" brand although the years the Swiss tennis champion will spend on the tennis court are already numbered. [more]

      • July 09, 2018 Swiss bourse SIX launches cryptocurrency platform

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) - Switzerland’s stock exchange – owned and managed by SIX – is building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. With this move, the stock exchange is seeking a global lead in this field and strengthening Switzerland's claim of being particularly open for digital assets. Earlier, Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann had said that Switzerland wanted to become a "crypto nation". Start-ups in the field have been attracted to Switzerland, with the canton of Zug promoting itself as the heart of "crypto valley".[more]

      • July 06, 2018 Luncheon: Hitachi Automotive needs winning spirit

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss chief executive of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Brice Koch, amazed about 60 members and guests of the SCCIJ with deep insights into the “Hitachi journey” and the endeavors of the Japanese group in the automotive market. The Swiss who has two decades of managing experience was hired last year by Hitachi to speed up the globalization of the automotive division. Koch described himself as a wanderer between two worlds who has to globalize Hitachi Automotive without losing the Japanese roots. Otherwise, the company would be in danger to become irrelevant, he warned.[more]

      • July 02, 2018 Jaquet Droz “Story of the Unique” stops in Tokyo

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – An exhibition celebrating the 280th birthday of the Swiss luxury watch brand “Jaquet Droz” has made its sixth world tour stop in the Japanese capital. The exhibition entitled “Story of the Unique” took place from June 21st to June 24th in the Tsutaya Books store on the sixth floor of the new luxury shopping complex Ginza Six, in the vicinity of the permanent Jaquet Droz boutique in Tokyo. As part of the exhibition, the watch manufacturer has created two exceptional and unique timepieces. Following in the footsteps of its illustrious founder, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721–1790), the brand is traveling the world to present its creations to its most important collectors. [more]

      • June 29, 2018 Swiss input for Japanese digital life insurances

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The Swiss health startup dacadoo and the Japanese life insurance group T&D Holding are cooperating in the development of digital life insurance products for Japan. dacadoo, based in Zurich, Switzerland, develops and operates a comprehensive digital Health Engagement Platform to motivate users to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. The digital user journey is optimized to engage clients of insurers and it is delivered through mobile apps (iPhone & Android) and a web app built in responsive design. In August 2017, dacadoo had completed a capital raise with Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of the Japanese e-commerce market leader Rakuten, as the lead investor.[more]

      • June 26, 2018 Luncheon: Google expects “incredible impact of AI”

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) – At the first of two SCCIJ luncheons in June, Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, President of Google Japan, shared his insights about the way Google sees the digital world shaping up in the future. The focus of his talk was on the potential created by advances in machine learning. This field of computer science commonly called artificial intelligence has been around since the 1970s and 1980s. “And now this is helping to change the world for the better,” the Google Japan president said. The interest in this subject was mirrored in the high luncheon attendance of more than 90 members and guests of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.[more]

      • June 22, 2018 Swiss-Japanese first common interface for cobots

        Tokyo (SCCIJ) - ABB from Switzerland and Kawasaki Heavy Industries from Japan, both global leading players in industrial automation and robotics, have developed the world’s first common collaborative robot operating interface. Such cobots or co-robots are intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. With a common operating interface, any user could use a cobot and integrate it into a production process. This will help address the shortage of skilled workers in many industries. In Japan for example, one person in five is within a decade of retirement.[more]

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