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  • Latest News

    • April 24, 2018 Luncheon: Digital future of financial markets

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – In a lecture for the about 40 SCCIJ members and guests of the April Luncheon, Dr. Andréa M. Maechler, the first and currently only female member of the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) governing board and in charge of financial markets, banking operations and information technology, has carefully examined the purposes and benefits of recent innovations in the financial markets. She mainly focused on the blockchain as the digital technology behind the creation of cryptocurrencies, but also analyzed some other new fintech applications. Her lecture was followed by a lively discussion about the future of cross-border payments and cyber money.[more]

    • April 20, 2018 Swiss President listens to SCCIJ member voices

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – During his four-day visit to Japan, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Alain Berset, has taken one hour of his precious time to listen to the concerns and matters of SCCIJ regular members. The representatives of 20 chamber members utilized this unique opportunity to introduce their business to the Swiss President and to briefly outline particular challenges and current difficulties. The exclusive round table meeting was organized in close cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. [more]

    • April 16, 2018 V-Cableway: “Attracting tourists all year round”

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The most ambitious modernization project in one of the most popular tourist regions of Switzerland is finally close to its realization. According to observers, the Swiss Federal Office of Transport will probably issue the building permit for the project in May after the Office for Towns and Spatial Planning of the Canton of Bern has approved the planning principles for the mountain railway project. This was considered the penultimate remaining hurdle. The Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway and Jungfrau Railways are planning to build a V-Cableway that will provide access to both the Eiger glacier as well as the mountain Männlichen.[more]

    • April 13, 2018 Swiss President Berset meets Prime Minister Abe

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – On the occasion of an official visit to Japan, the President of the Swiss Federation, Mr. Alain Berset, has held an official meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In addition to bilateral relations, the talks covered a wide range of international issues. The president, who is also the head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), will also be attending the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Tokyo scheduled for Saturday. [more]

    • April 10, 2018 Swiss-Japanese cooperation in financial technology

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The finance ministers of Switzerland and Japan, Ueli Maurer and Taro Aso, have discussed bilateral and multilateral financial issues during their meeting in Tokyo. One focus of the visit of the Swiss finance minister was the latest development in the area of financial technology, commonly abbreviated as fintech. The two countries agreed to exchange more information in this field. Swiss Federal President Alain Berset is also scheduled to travel to Tokyo. He intends to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday this week and to attend the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety.[more]

    • April 06, 2018 “Southern atmosphere is Kansai’s attraction”

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Dieter Sommerhalder has been the “Face of Switzerland” in the Kansai region of Japan for many years, for one thing as Honorary Consul General of Switzerland since 2007, for another since 2004 in his other incarnation as the deputy branch manager of UBS Wealth Management, both in Osaka. On the occasion of almost completing a quarter of a century in Japan, the SCCIJ talked to Mr. Sommerhalder about his business career, his consular responsibilities, his long-lasting commitment to the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and his personal connection to the Kansai region. [more]

    • April 03, 2018 Tokyo ruling strengthens Roche drug case

      Tokyo (SCCIJ) – The judicial quarrel between the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche and the U.S.-Irish rare disease specialist Shire about an alleged patent infringement has been buoyed by a ruling in Japan. A Tokyo court decided in favor of the Swiss group and its majority-owned Japanese subsidiary Chugai and recommended the dismissal of Shire’s challenge with regard to the haemophilia drug Hemlibra. Their fight in court is becoming even more interesting due to the announced negotiations of Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, Takeda, to take over Shire.[more]

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