Past JETRO Switzerland Newsletter Issues (2009-2021)

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151 December 


Season's Greetings from JETRO Geneva

A Sake day in Gastrosuisse’s Swiss Wine Sommelier seminar: We attended the one day sake seminar taught by Dr. Charly Iten, SSA Master Sake Sommelier

RCEP: the world’s largest trade agreement enters into force on Jan. 2022

Minor adjustments to the Swiss Japanese travel restrictions

Japan’s day at the Expo 2020 Dubai: culture and innovation

150 November 


With our know-how and expertise, we can support biotechnologies:Interview with Mr. Tsuneji Sawai and Dr. Daisuke Nojima from Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland

A Hub for Life + Science

New travel restrictions because of Omicron

COVID and supply chain issues undermined Japan’s economy in Q3

Fifth AI Edge Contest organized by METI

149 October 


Sustainable Wagyu: from “useless” meat to top quality meat: Wagyu tasting event focusing on the valorization program of  Ginkakuji Onishi and Jukuho Farm

Prime Minister Kishida has three priorities: COVID, new-capitalism and security

Trade between Switzerland and Japan almost recovered to pre-crisis level

Timely Nobel Prize for Prof. Syukuro Manabe for its work on climate

148 September 


Travel restrictions between Japan and Switzerland: Summary of the latest developments regarding COVID travel restriction measures

Japanese economy recovers well, but private consumption is still affected

KISHIDA Fumio to become Japan’s new Prime Minister

Japanese innovative companies showcasing at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

147 August


Do not hesitate to knock the door of the JETRO Geneva office: Interview with Mr. Shiro TAKEGAMI, the new Director General of JETRO Geneva

Historical performance for Japanese and Swiss athletes in Tokyo

Japanese economy grew in the second quarter despite state of emergency

Two leaders co-working on large-scale offshore wind projects in Japan

146 July


The performances of the athletes will move viewers: Interview with Mr Kentaro Sugino, reporter at Yomiuri Shimbun

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic 2020 Games: Facts and Program

Be better, together - For the planet and the people

Moving Forward, United by Emotion, Worlds we share

Tokyo 2020 Robot Project

145 June


Japan can be a good neighbour of Switzerland: Farwell message from Mr. Takashi Wada, Director General at JETRO Geneva

Focus on the new regulation for importing composite products

Swiss World in Japan 2021 edition

Digital farming makes Japanese agriculture sustainable

144 May


Aux Merveilleux de Fred in Japan: one year later: Interview with Alexandre Tranchellini, General Manager of the shop in Tokyo, after one year of business in Japan

Japan extends the state of emergency as a precaution measure

Japanese economy: 2021’s first quarter still affected by COVID

Swiss Open Innovation Webinar: Focus on three start-ups

143 April


ARTMYN, (re)discover Art: A demonstration of how art can meet technology with Ms Oceane Nevesny, Client Manager

The Freeport of Geneva: a key role in the Geneva art ecosystem

Switzerland-Japan trade in goods 2020

We are on LinkedIn!

Five IoT and infrastructure promising companies

142 March


Yamaha is once again the market leader with 18% market share: Interview with Mr Vincent Mentha, Managing Director at Hostettler AG, Yamaha’s official importer

Japan’s football heroes to kick-off Olympic Torch Relay

The Tokyo Games will have to take place without foreign visitors

Japanese AI start-ups: Axelspace, Kotozna and Efficiera

141 February


Japanese handcrafted goods have been very popular in 2020: Interview with Mr. Carasso, from Sopha Diffusion

Japan Street: A new online catalogue to find the finest Japanese products

The Great East Japan Earthquake: 10 years after

Japanese Innovative companies: Vanguard Industries and First Ascent

140 January


I was amazed by the Japanese handcraft quality and culture: Interview with Mr. André Perrin, President, Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI)

State of emergency declared in eleven Japanese prefectures

51 Japanese startups at CES 2021

QR Code: From supply chain optimization to public health prevention"

139 December 


Season's Greetings from JETRO Geneva

Wagyu: one of the best experiences you can enjoy in your life: Interview with Mr. Sebastian Stöveken, co-founder of Umai International GmbH

An English-speaking single-entry point for financial service firms

The Japan Club Genève and Ms. Naoko Herbort-Tanno awarded

138 November 2020

The demand has been very strong over the last months: Interview with Mr. Ryo Nakamura, President of Elna International Corp.

Japan further increases its overseas market access thanks to the RCEP

Japanese companies seeking new business styles

The PlayStation 5 opens the way for the next generation of videogames

137 October  2020

Pentel’s sales reflect how people have adapted to the pandemic: Interview with Mr. Atsushi Sueoka, Managing Director Pentel Switzerland

Japan to slightly ease the inbound restrictions

World trade drops sharply in 2020’s first quarter

The standard behind antibacterial materials

136 September 2020

Aux Merveilleux de Fred in Japan; a business and familial project: Interview with Alexandre Tranchellini, General Manager of the shop in Tokyo

Prime Minister Suga succeeds to Mr. Shinzo Abe

Care 222, Ushio’s UV lamp that kills Covid-19, and is harmless to humans

135 August 2020

We can’t go back to the past, but only leap towards the future!: Interview with Mr. Satoshi Fukui, Vice-President of Santen

JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report 2020: 1) Trade in 2019

COVID causes the worst quarter ever for the Japanese economy

Robots have become a reality for the construction industry in Japan

134 July 2020

We want to bring the true essence of a pleasant life to our customers: Interview with Mr. Hensley Chen, Store Manager, MUJI Zurich Glatt

Covid-19: Latest measures taken in Switzerland and Japan

White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2020

Leading pharmaceutical companies jointly working on new antibiotics

133 June 2020

We have donated over 85,000 GUM oral care products: Interview with Sunstar on how the company is dealing with the Covid-19

Covid-19 in Japan and Switzerland

Japan has the largest budget worldwide to tackle the crisis

A Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

JETRO’s Covid-19 business support webpage is regularly updated

132 May 2020

JETRO is here for you: Webinars and Covid-19 business support

When Museums help us to remember the good practices

Japan and Switzerland lifting additional Covid-19 related restrictions

A brief history of masks

The startup Technis reacts quickly to help tackle the Covid pandemic

131 April 2020

The situation in Japan: cluster model and helicopter money

Switzerland’s economic measures: start-ups and restaurants

Survey on the COVID-19 impact on foreign-affiliated companies

A brief history of hand washing: From Dr. Semmelweis to Dr. Pittet

Unprecedented times call for bold moves

130 March 2020


Switzerland takes exceptional measures to support SMEs

Support small businesses, buy locally

The situation in Japan is under control but constant efforts must be made

Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed to 2021

More time to enjoy Japanese culture

129 February 2020

Enter the world of the Sake SommeliersInterview with Mr. Charly Iten, Sake Sommelier Association’s first Master Sommelier in Switzerland

Private consumption plummet impacted Japanese economy in 2019’s Q4

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Where to get a ticket?

Introducing the Japanese Start-up visa

128 January 2020

Auto-Swiss promotes low emissions cars: Interview with the President of the Swiss car importers association

Solid figures for new car sales in Switzerland in 2019 A useful website for tourist in Japan

Sony showcases its know-how with the EV Vision-S

127 December 2019

Season's Greetings

Twenty Green: More sustainability thanks to probiotics: Interview with Prof. Duncan Sutherland, CEO and Founder

A CHF 118 billion stimulus package to support Japanese economy

JETRO Invest Japan Report 2019: Focus on Innovation

126 November  2019

Shojin Ryori: I find Buddha in vegetables: Lunch with Toshio Tanahashi

Ceremony of the Enthronement of his Majesty Emperor Naruto

Medical Japan: Innovative solutions for aging societies

125 October 2019

It is essential to design each part of the watch beautifully: Interview of Mr. Kenjiro Tomaru, watchmaker

Introducing WOSTEP, the watchmaking school

Shojin’s Chef Toshio Tanahashi in Switzerland for one month

Rugby World Cup: A nice journey for the Brave Blossoms

Nobel Prize season: From atoms to exoplanets

124 September 2019

Idorsia, the new biotech rising star: Interview with Dr. Jean-Pierre Clozel, co-founder and CEO of Idorsia

Biotech opportunities in Japan

10 years of Japanese-Swiss Free Trade

Shochu has been very appreciate at our tasting event

Rugby World Cup 2019

123 August 2019

JETRO Geneva hosts a Standardardization Expert: Interview with Ms. Yukiko Kotani, Director of Standards and Conformity Assessment

A brief introduction to Shochu

A good second quarter and a solid economic perspective for 2019

Japan to be the first partner country for the IFA/Next

122 July 2019

The brand is the ultimate differentiation: Interview with Professor Dominique Turpin, Dean of External Relations at IMD

White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2019

Japanese upper house elections

Japan’s recent contributions to the space exploration

121 June 2019

Japanese Food Supporter: More of that taste of Japan: Introduction of this new program from Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

Every serving is crucial for me: Interview with Mr. Masahiko Numabukuro from Nagomi restaurant

Japan-Switzerland Summit Meeting

Japan strongly commits to preserve global trade

Olympic and Paralympic Games are driving innovation in Japan

120 May 2019

Chasselas goes very well with Sashimi and SushiInterview with Mr. Alexandre Centeleghe, Head of Events and Media at the Office des Vins Vaudois

Greater Nagoya is back at EPHJ-EPMT-SMT

The trade balance boosted Japanese GDP in 2019’ first quarter

AI and crowdfunding for the 5th Nippon Venture Awards

119 April 2019

Japan plans to welcome 40 million tourists in 2020Interview with Mr. Thomas Köhler, founder of the travel agency Japan-Ferien

A new standard for QR Code Payment

The beginning of a New Era in Japan

Toyota provides 24,000 EV-related patents for free

118 March 2019

Exceptional sales for Mitsubishi Motors in 2018Interview with Mr. Bernd Hoch, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors Switzerland

EPA and success stories at the menu of the Zurich event

PHEV: A win-win solution

Agenda: Geneva International Motor Show until March 17th

117 February 2019

MAME: Coffee with Care: Interview with Emi Fukahori, co-founder of the coffee shop MAME

Valentine’s Day in Japan: chocolate instead of flowers

Japanese economy recovered in the last quarter of 2018

ITOCHU wants to increase traceability thanks to Blockchain

116 January 2019

Akselos: “Simulation at the speed of thought”: Interview with Mr. Thomas Leurent, co-founder and CEO of Akselos

22 Japanese startups in the CES 2019 thanks to JETRO

Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Outlook

Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese Companies in Europe

115 December 2018

Season’s Greetings from JETRO Geneva

Fumi Jokura has joined JETRO Geneva: Interview with the new Director of JETRO Geneva, taking over from Momoko Sugiyama

JETRO Invest Japan Report 2018

First Invest in Japan seminar in St-Gallen

JETRO extends its efforts to overseas start-ups

114 November 2018

An introduction to Sake thanks to FOODEX: Interview with Ms. Catherine Ruchti, in charge of Consumer Service and Marketing at FOODEX

New standards for more readable and usable displays

Osaka will host the 2025 World Expo

113 October  2018

How Sika successfully reframed its strategy in Japan: Interview with Dr. Koichi Oba, Head of Corporate Target Market Roofing

Global Competitiveness Index: Switzerland 4th, Japan 5th

Tokyo is the most innovative city in the world

112 September 2018

A Swiss Baker teaching to 5000 Japanese studentsInterview with François Wolfisberg, Director of Wolfiseberg shops

Message from the Governor of Hokkaido about the earthquake

Strong interest for Japanese market in Fribourg

Revised figures show a better first quarter than initially expected

New area for research on Neutrinos thanks to Japan lead

111 August 2018

JETRO Geneva welcomes its new Director General: Interview with Takashi Wada, Director General

A new accountant at JETRO Geneva

Japan Houses: Three hubs to learn more about Japan

JETRO Global Trade and Investement Report 2018 is now avaiable

The "Brain" of Fujitsu's next supercomputer is ready

110 July 2018

How Plumettaz is entering the Japanese market: Interview with Selim Grobéty, Vice President Business Development

Fukushima Rice Wine Named 2018 Champion Sake

Japan’s mid-year economic projection for fiscal year 2018

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency writes a modern tale


109 June 2018

Crowdfunding for Japanese shops: Interview with Susuru, Marutcha and Ginmaku Festival

Greater Nagoya at the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT: second year

Enhancing Measures to Attract Global Talent

Thank you and all the best!


108 May 2018

Pentel celebrates 40 years of presence in Switzerland: Interview with Atsushi Sueoka, Managing Director, Pentel Switzerland

Seven Japanese leading companies at the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT

First contraction of Japanese GDP since 2015


107 April 2018

Nexiot digitalises the supply chain: Interview with the company that is creating a new standard for value and trust in the supply chain

Meet Japanese Companies with Quality

Minase 7 Windows: the art of transparency


106 March 2018

Flyability: “Our very first customer was in Japan”: Interview with Patrick Thévoz, co-founder and CEO

Cars: hybdrid instead of diesel

Impulse Event: Japan

Japan H2 Mobility


105 February 2018

swissQprint has just established a subsidiary in Japan: Interview with Adriano Gut, Product Manager at swissQprint and strongly involved in the process of establishing a subsidiary in Japan

Swiss-Japanese Trade in Goods in 2017

Brexit aside, Japanese companies in Europe are optimistic

Last days to register for the "Impulse Event: Japan" in Zurich


104 January 2018

Fischer Connectors and the Japanese market: Interview with Ricardo Rodriguez, International Sales Manager

The new Swiss VAT rates

2017 ends with several good surprises for the Japanese economy

Self-healing glass discovered at Tokyo University


103 December  2017

SONY, the “wow” effect: Interview with Martin Lage, Country Head for Sony Switzerland and Austria

AIBO is back: Sony shows its knowledge in the field of robotics and IA, releasing the new generation of AIBO


102 November 2017

Tea Time with Ms Emiko Okamoto - Japanese Tea Advisor

JETRO Seminars: Partnership Switzerland-Japan: keys to success

Japan Economy in Q2 of Fiscal Year 2017 (July-Sept.)

The Driving Force of Japan: Small and Medium Enterprises


101 October  2017

Partnership Switzerland-Japan: keys to success

What is happening to Toshiba?

Toshiba Develops Next-Generation Lithium-ion Battery

Japanese tea exports to Switzerland are growing fast

Congrats to the Nobel laureates Mr. Ishiguro and Mr. Dubochet


100 September 2017

Preface to the One Hundredth Issue by Masashi Nakazono, Director General of JETRO Switzerland

Kowa is looking for partners in Switzerland and Europe (Interview with Dr. Junichi Kawagoe, General Manager of Kowa Holdings Europe AG and CEO of Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe AG)

JFOODO: A brand new center to promote Japanese food overseas


99 August 2017

Autonomous vehicles will completely transform mobility: (Interview with Maud Simon, BestMile's Corporate Operations Manager)

Tourism is booming in Japan

Start-ups in Switzerland: what could be improved?

Japanese investments in non-listed companies are increasing


98 July 2017

Human Rights are privileges that we have to use (Interview with H.E. Ambassador Mitsuko Shino)

Japan is stongly supporting free-trade

How Robots help people

97 June 2017

Greater Nagoya at the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT

Japanese GDP growth in first quarter 2017

JETRO meets WTO: Seminar with H.E. Director Azevêdo

Super slow-motion video in a smartphone

96 May 2017

Connecting Western Switzerland and Greater Nagoya

Greater Nagoya shows its knowledge

Business Conditions in Japan

Honda's X-ADV: the motorcycle crossover

95 April 2017

Baselworld 2017: Crossroads for the Watch Industry Interview with Mr. Yasuhito Shibuya

Business Conditions in Japan

Japanese Watch Brands at Baselworld

One century of Japanese animated movies

Hitachi use AI technology to improve safety

94 March 2017

Toyota-Lexus represent two-thirds of the hybrid car sales

Swiss-Japanese Trade 2016

Fourth industrial revolution in Japan

JETRO Geneva welcomes a new Research Associate

The future of individual transport?

93 January 2017

Kanebo will bring a new brand to European markets

Japan’s current economic situation

Fourth industrial revolution in Japan

Research Associate will leave JETRO Geneva

Swiss post will use NEC’s postal processing systems

92 December 2016

Japan’s economy is very strong in infrastructure, market size and business sophistication: Interview with Masao Takahashi, World Economic Forum

Japan’s current economic situation

Survey on business conditions of Japanese-affiliated companies in Europe

Japan launched space junk collector

91 November 2016

Trade with Japan is running smoothly” Interview with Felix Rosenberger, SECO’s Deputy Head of Asia/Oceania Section

Japan’s current economic situation

Invest Japan seminars in Basel and Geneva

METI sponsors Fukushima’s new technologies

Japan to develop world’s fastest supercomputer

90 October 2016

Visit of companies from Greater Nagoya in Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

JETRO morning seminars in Geneva and Basel

8th World Bonsai convention in Saitama City

Japanese teams in ETH Zurich’s competition Cybathlon

89 September 2016

Import of Japanese rice in Europe through Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Standard certification on hospitality is now in force

JETRO released Global Trade and Investment Report 2016

Sony’s new smartphone features a triple sensing camera

88 August 2016

Janome Sewing Machine expands in Europe through Elna

Japan’s current economic situation

Next deadline for JETRO’s subsidy program

MOU signed with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Mitsubishi Electric developed real time crowd estimation

87 July 2016

Santen Pharmaceutical set up European headquarters in Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Election of members of the House of Councillors

Tanaka acquires the stocks of Metalor Technologies"

Drone delivery in Chiba’s golf course resort

86 June 2016

New owner of Japanese grocery shop in Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Statement on UK’s decision to leave the EU

Meeting of heads of Japanese companies in Geneva

Exhibition of Ito Shinsui’s works in Zurich

Japanese robot PARO serves in care facilities

85 May 2016

Miho Habel is elected President of the Japan Club of Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Sales of Swissôtel Nankai Osaka doubled over the last three years

Newly appointed advisor for trade and investment

Invest Japan Seminar in Brussels with Prime Minister Abe

Hitachi’s strategy on Internet of Things business

84 April 2016

Ehime’s sake promoted in renowned European restaurants

Japan’s current economic situation

Kabuki play to be performed in Geneva

JETRO survey on business conditions in Europe

Japanese prints at Geneva’s Baur foundation

Japan unveils energy/environment innovation strategy

83 March 2016

Increase of Mazda’s market share in Switzerland

Japan culture festival in Davos

Swiss World In Japan attracts around 70 participants

Japan’s current economic situation

Japan as second world’s biggest source of patents

82 February 2016

Our Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to welcoming new members: Interview with Martin Herb Takata and Dominique Ursprung, Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce

Japan’s current economic situation

Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Centers

JAXA’s X-ray astronomy satellite successfully launched

81 January 2016

Menicon opened a R&D office in Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Opening of JETRO Miyazaki

Impulse: Swiss World In Japan

An by Naomi Kawase

World’s first wearable translator

80 December 2015

JETRO publishes Swiss World In Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

JETRO seminar on tourism business opportunities

Driverless cars to be available for Tokyo Olympics

79 November 2015

u-blox has opened a second office in Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

Japan to develop a standard on “Omotenashi”

JETRO’s survey on Trans-Pacific Partnership

List of Japanese restaurants available on Internet

MRJ first flight test

78 October 2015

Japanese people have regained confidence: Interview with Dr. Yaichi Aoshima, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Japan’s current economic situation

Booming of tourism in Japan

2015 JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report

Sailor Pen introduces a new pen collection

77 September 2015

Tokyo 2020 will bring the soft legacy

Japan’s current economic situation

Momoko Sugiyama has joined JETRO Geneva

The Secret of Swiss Innovation

Japanese earthquake resistant technologies

76 August 2015

Polymanga will show world cosplay contest

Japan’s current economic situation

Tourism is booming thanks to Abenomics

Exploration for geothermal resources in Iwate

Panasonic to develop hydrogen to power homes and vehicles

75 July 2015

My mission is to strengthen the tie between Switzerland and Japan: Interview with Masashi Nakazono, Director General of JETRO Geneva

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

Japan’s current economic situation

JETRO’s Website is now available in German and French

Japan/EU partnership on 5G mobile technology

74 June 2015

Japanese consumer has a very favorable image of Swiss made products: Interview with David Chalk, Managing Director, M-INDUSTRY Japan Inc.

Promotion of Vaud’s wine in Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center

Maglev train reached a world speed record of 603 kph

73 May 2015

Five Promises for Attracting Foreign Businesses to Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

Government introduces energy market reform

New concept of smart healthy houses

72 April 2015

Shiseido introduces Ultimune in Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

Opening of JETRO’s Kyoto

JETRO signed MoU with German Chamber of Commerce

Japanese community celebrates Hanami in Geneva

Exhibition of innovative cars at Geneva Motor Show 2015

71 March 2015

Growth Opportunities for Swiss Medical Device Companies in Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

About 700 participants in Japan Night 2015

Paintings inspired by Japanese art exhibited in Zurich

Development of green car infrastructures in Japan

70 February 2015

We are the only Japanese restaurant in Switzerland with one star on Michelin guide

Japan’s current economic situation

New business information available on JETRO’s Website

Matching SMEs and overseas businesses

Opening of JETRO's 76th overseas office in Rabat

Toshiba developed virtual dressing room

69 January 2015

I encountered how Swiss people interested in and full of knowledge of Japanese culture: Interview with H.E. Ms. Misako Kaji, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan

February 12, 2015 in Bern: Seminar on medical devices

Japan’s current economic situation

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Message from Koichiro Nakamura, Director General of JETRO Geneva

68 December 2014

Japan offers a lot of untapped business potential: Interview with Roger Zbinden, Head of Swiss Business Hub

Japan’s current economic situation

Update of regional information on JETRO’s Website

Gifu promotion event took place in Zurich

Toyota introduced a new hydrogen-powered car

67 November  2014

Consultancy services for cross cultural management

Japan’s current economic situation

1,500 experts in the field of electrotechnology to gather in Tokyo

Opening reception of Gifu Prefecture in Zurich

Kabuki prints exhibited in Geneva

Innovation awards at CEATEC Japan 2014

66 October  2014

ANA expands routes to Tokyo-Haneda airport

Japan’s current economic situation

IDE-JETRO introduces the “Happy Worker” initiative

Economic Mission of the Geneva Canton in Japan

Great success for the Japanese festival

Japanese artist exhibits art pieces in Carouge

Japanese industrial innovations at Paris Motor Show 2014

65 September 2014

A Japanese biotech firm will settle in Geneva: Interview of Pierre Maudet, Geneva Cantonal Minister for security and economic affairs

Japan’s current economic situation

2014 JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report

Space Expo 2014 in Japan

64 August 2014

On the front line of ‘Visit Japan Campaign’

Japan’s current economic situation

SGE and JETRO strengthen their collaboration

JETRO’s invitation for business matching in Osaka

Toshiba to supply geothermal power in Indonesia

63 July 2014

Introduction of the third arrow of “Abenomics”

Japan’s current economic situation

Visit Japanese southwestern island by luxury train

Consult JETRO’s business booklets and reports

We are Tomodachi — the new magazine of the Prime Minister

List of 100 Japanese innovative projects

62 June  2014

Nestlé is present on Japanese market for over a century

Japan’s current economic situation

JETRO celebrates 150th anniversary at Geneva Book Fair

Hitachi has developed “EMIEW 2” robot

61 May 2014

Gilgen Door Systems has become part of the Japanese group Nabtesco

Japan’s current economic situation

Consumption tax rate has been increased to 8%

JETRO will further promote direct investment into Japan

Cherry trees to celebrate 150th anniversary

Kaneka has developed new protective films

60 April 2014

Interview of Philipp Rhomberg, Director General of Toyota AG

Japan’s current economic situation

Seminar at Geneva international book fair

ICT seminar in Zurich

Revised regulation on food imports

Japanese culture festival in Ticino

World premieres and concept cars at Geneva Motor Show

59 March 2014

Ionbond-IHI opened new headquarters in Zurich

Japan’s current economic situation

Large audience at Japan Night 2014

Symposium in Winterthur to celebrate 150th anniversary

Official launch of festivities in Neuchâtel

Marukome invents Miso soup dispenser

58 January 2014

My wish is to further the successful relation between Japan and Switzerland: Interview of H.E. Mr. Ryuhei Maeda, Ambassador of Japan to Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

Japanese feed-in tariff for renewable power facilities

Renewable Energy Village in Fukushima Prefecture

57 December 2013

Astellas expands its network through international organization

Japan’s current economic situation

Specialized ICT seminar at JETRO Geneva office

Japanese literature — Ode to slow food

First talk between human and robot in outer space

56 November 2013

Japan center on automobile standards in Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Japanese food culture to be recognized as UNESCO’s heritage

Japan and Switzerland will further collaborate in the field of innovation

Celebrations of 150 years of diplomatic relations

Toshiba and ORIX to develop geothermal plan at Okuhida Onsen

55 October 2013

Kanebo launches new cosmetics products in Europe

Japan’s current economic situation

Large success of the Japanese festival in Carouge

IDE-JETRO research studies on Least Developed Countries

Number of foreign visitors to increase to 30 million

Social application LINE expands outside Japan

54 September 2013

GC Corporation opened a new office in Lucerne

Japan’s current economic situation

Japanese shows and animations to take place in Carouge

Articles about JETRO in “Tribune de Genève” and “24 Heures”

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to bring economic benefits

Consumption tax to be raised

Mazda obtained METI’s innovation award

53 August 2013

Mycom operates overseas sales from Zug

Japan’s current economic situation

Globus has resumed the sales of Japanese fruits

JETRO's Approaches to New Growth Strategy

2013 JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report

Fujifilm to release new instant camera

52 July 2013

Koichiro Nakamura becomes Director General of JETRO Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Liberal Democratic Party obtained a majority at the House of Councillors

Traditional tofu made in Geneva

Tokyo in competition to host 2020 Olympics

Honda and GM to develop next generation fuel cell technologies

51 June  2013

Technology cooperation for the expansion of TOTO’s Washlet in Europe

Japan’s current economic situation

Japanese sake becomes a more and more popular drink

Sushi-Tram will resume in old-timer Zurich’s tramway

Conference on African Development held in Tokyo

Shiseido will develop hair regenerative technology

50 May 2013

JETRO Geneva office is one of 113 JETRO offices

Japan’s current economic situation

Exports from Japan in Switzerland rose 7%

Japanese growth tactics unveiled

Promotion of robotic technologies for elderly care

49 April 2013

Citizen expands through Swiss watch manufacturer

Japan’s current economic situation

Japanese demographic evolution

JETRO’s survey on foreign firms operating in Japan

Paul Klee and Japanese art

Public-private pharma partnership for the developing world

48 March 2013

Fujitsu expands its business in Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

Seminars on the eve of 150th anniversary

Japanese low-emission cars at Geneva Motor Show

JETRO’s survey on Japanese foods among overseas consumers

More innovative Japanese firms

47 February 2013

Wine-producers export Swiss wines to Japan

Japan’s current economic situation

Investments between Switzerland and Japan

Japan lifts ban on imports of beef

JETRO’s conferences in Geneva and Zurich

PlayStation®4 to be introduced in 2013

46 January 2013

Interview of Ambassador Takashi Okada, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations and Head of the Japanese Consulate in Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Japan Night welcomed business and political leaders

Swiss-Japanese New Year’s party in Zurich

Panasonic develops a 20-inch tablet

45 December 2012

Interview of Manabu Eto, Director General of JETRO Geneva

Japan’s current economic situation

Recovery situation in the Tohoku region

JETRO opened a Business Support Center in Yangon, Myanmar

Traditional Japanese New Year’s meal

Japanese comedy show in Geneva

Kazuki Yamada invited by Swiss orchestra

Kyushu University developed OLED material free of rare metals

44 November  2012

Japanese industrial group TICO acquired USTER

Japan's current economic situation

Switzerland and Japan strengthens their scientific cooperation

Switzerland revised its regulation on imports of foodstuffs

Partnership agreement between Geneva and Tsu-City

Successful seminar on Japanese innovations

Nissan released updated Leaf

43 October 2012

New President of the Japan Club of Geneva

Japan's current economic situation

Japanese and Swiss share a common interest in newspaper reading

Japanese festival in Carouge

JETRO innovation seminar at EPFL

Sony introduces environmental products and technologies

42 September 2012

Japan remains in an economic area of great opportunities: Interview of Dominique Turpin, President of IMD

Japan's current economic situation

JETRO analysis of Japan / China trade

Subsidy program for Asian site location in Japan

Preferential treatments for highly skilled foreign professionals

Hitachi to lead European project on electric vehicles

41 August 2012

Toshiba and Landis+Gyr to develop smart communities

Japan's current economic situation

Masters of Japanese calligraphy in Zurich

Japan imports more disaster prevention products

Toyota opened the city of the future

40 July 2012

Midokura is planning to expand in Lausanne

Japan's current economic situation

Economic improvements in four regions

JETRO visited Pilot Corporation of Europe in Annecy

Japanese women at Zurich’s Rietberg museum

Giant solar power plant projects in Japan

39 June 2012

United Coffee is acquired by Japanese coffee leader UCC

Japan's current economic situation

Meeting of Japanese business leaders in Zurich

Enjoy sushi in a tram tour through Zurich

Lower House of Japan approved bill to double sales tax

Sony and Panasonic will jointly develop next generation TVs

38 May 2012

Namiki’s office at EPFL Campus will expand

Japan's current economic situation

White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises

Shiseido celebrates 140 years of beauty in Geneva

When Shinkansen trains make wishes come true

Sunstar developed bike electric equipments

37 April 2012

Japanese watch component subsidiary moved to Neuchâtel

Japan's current economic situation

Vaud companies will visit Japan from September 10 to 14

Traditional Japanese cuisine in Geneva

Visit of WTO Director General to JETRO’s Headquarters

Canon received six “Best Product 2012” awards

36 March 2012

Unique Japanese watch exhibited at Baselworld

Japan's current economic situation

Corporate seminars in Geneva and Zurich

Toyota shows hybrid cars at Geneva Motor Show 2012

Strong yen boosts Japanese overseas acquisitions

Seiko developed world first GPS solar watch

35 February 2012

Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company Takeda acquired Nycomed

Japan's current economic situation

Entry into force of the Agreement on Social Security

Japanese food culture seminar in Zurich

History of Japanese economy since 1980

Japanese robot to work in hazardous environments

34 January 2012

S Technology opened its European office in Winterthur

Japan's current economic situation

Creation of new special economic zones

Lights of Japan in Davos

Japanese tradition to cast out demons

“Green First Hybrid” houses exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show

33 December 2011

Sunstar acquired Swiss firm specialized in degradable implants

Japan’s current economic situation

Swiss firms took part in Interior Lifestyle Living trade fair

Japan’s reconstruction path: nine months on

JETRO White Paper on Trade and Investment

Panasonic to launch smartphones in European markets

32 November  2011

Japanese traditions inspired arushi’s creations

Japan’s current economic situation

Kazuo Okamoto awarded by ETH Zurich

OSEC seminar on Japan/Switzerland FTEPA

New Director joined JETRO Geneva team

Sharp achieved the world’s highest solar cell conversion efficiency

31 October  2011

New President for Honda Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

Successful JETRO booth in Carouge

Reconstruction process is on the way

Thank you for your answers!

Toshiba unveiled AT200 tablet

30 September  2011

Japan's current economic situation

Otsuka’s office in Geneva promotes global health policies

Coordinated banking action to protect EU banks

Japanese yen against weaker currencies

2011 Month of Japanese Culture will benefit to victims

29 August 2011

Japan's current economic situation

Hitachi Zosen Inova has the support of Japanese parent firm

Yen reached record high level against US dollar

Rapid recovery of Japan’s industries

Second extra budget for Tohoku region reconstruction

Overcoming electricity shortage

Air-conditioned clothes to help reduce global warming

Biotechnology and high precision technology trade fairs

28 July  2011

New Director General at JETRO Geneva

Sony moved to a new environment-friendly building

Measures to ensure the continuous supply of power

Japan's current economic situation

Annual Assembly of the Japan Club of Geneva in Jussy

Message from Tokyo of Michiaki Watanabe

JETRO invitation programs for trade fairs

27 June 2011

All Japanese products reaching consumers are totally safe

Japan’s current economic situation

Heinrich Wegmann is confident of Japan’s ability to recover

General Meeting of the Swiss - Japanese Chamber

Launch of IDE-JETRO / WTO joint publication

Anniversary of Time in Japan

26 May 2011

Japan’s current economic situation

Recovery of Japan's infrastructures and industry

Efforts to meet summer's peak demand

Seminars about the recovering situation in Japan

Takeda signed agreement to acquire Nycomed

Toshiba will acquire Landis+Gyr

"GOPAN", the first rice bread cooker

25 April 2011

Japan’s Road to Recovery and Rebirth

Japan’s current economic situation

Reconstruction of Japan’s infrastructures

Beautiful destinations remain unchanged

Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Inspections to ensure the safety of Japanese food

New regulation on Swiss imports

High-quality monitors for intensive usages

24 March 2011

Situation and economic decisions related to the disasters

New cars and concepts at Geneva Motor Show 2011

Japanese delegation visited neighboring France

Geneva traditional chocolate-maker exports to Japan

Lessons from Japan great recession

Japanese speech contest in Bern

Nintendo 3DS now available in Europe

23 February 2011

Japan's current economic situation

Summit Minerals trades natural resources in Zug

Japan’s actions to attract businesses

Suwa’s delegation visited Switzerland

Seminar on Swiss social security system

New green tea to be introduced in Switzerland

Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland opened its doors

22 January 2011

Japan's current economic situation

Japanese Fine Food Fair in Davos

Made in Japan, sold in Switzerland

Association for facilitating Swiss-Japan exchanges

World's first Hydrogen Town Project

Exhibitions of Japan's art in Lugano

21 December  2010

Japan's current economic situation

APEC committed to pursue economic integration

Implementation status of Japan's eco-points program

Globus stores sell Japanese fruits

Türler's exhibition of Japanese art in Zurich

Japanese world in Switzerland

20 November  2010

Japan's current economic situation

Zeria's support to the expansion of Swiss pharmaceutical firm

SJCC celebrates its 25th anniversary

FTEPA seminars in Zurich and Lausanne

JETRO participation in Gastronomia

2010 Japan Day in Uster

Tokyo remains the world's best place of restaurants

2011 major trade fairs in Japan

19 October 2010

Deepening the relations between Japan and Switzerland

Japan’s current economic situation

Swiss agricultural organization awarded by Japan

Japanese Mission and JETRO participation in WTO Open Day

JETRO workshop on Swiss legal system

Nissan started the production of the Leaf electric car

18 September  2010

Japan's current economic situation

Pentel, Japan's leader in writing instruments

Japan's New Growth Strategy

Family's Japanese restaurant and shop in Zurich

Convenience stores sales increased 1%

Multipurpose Japanese vending machines

17 August 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Swiss travel agency to visit Japan

Sightseeing places in Japan

2010 JETRO Global Trade and Investment Report

Japan's agriculture exports recovered rapidly

International flights at Tokyo Haneda Airport

16 July 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Elpida Memory aims to become No.1 DRAM company

Tokyo International Toy Show 2010

JETRO took part in WSC Academic Week

White Paper on International Economy and Trade

Yamaha released a zero-emission scooter

15 June  2010

Japan's current economic situation

Nomura's global expansion strategy

Japan hosted APEC energy meeting

Speno's rail track maintenance business in Japan

Suwa DTF's exhibition at Lausanne's EPMT show

Sony 3D World Tour stopped by Swiss cities

14 May 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Daiwa's services for financial investments in Asia

Three Mikado shops in Geneva

Six new JETRO success stories

White paper on small and medium entreprises

Sound equipment for electric and hybrid cars

Switzerland and Japan revised the Double Taxation Agreement

13 April 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Shiseido further strengthens its business in the Swiss market

Japan Pavilion at Shangai Expo 2010

Participate in JETRO Zone at N-Expo / Kansai'10

Improvement and extension of the Eco-Point Program

Survey on international operations of Japanese firms

Koshu wine registered by International Organization

12 March 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Japanese jewellery and pearls at Baselworld

The Diet approved FY2010 budget

Electric and hybrid cars at Geneva Show

World leading exhibition on renewable energy

PALRO®, your new robot friend

11 February 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Nissan: the future leader in zero emission vehicle

Japan pavilion at Baselworld 2010

Japan Night in Davos

"Salon du Chocolat" in Tokyo

Bonsai garden in Zurich

10 January 2010

Japan's current economic situation

Sunstar's world headquarters in Switzerland

METI's discussions on cigarette lighter regulation

Japanese Diet debates on FY 2010 budget

Japan as the main FDI partner of Switzerland in Asia

Toshiba unveiled the 3D Cell TV

9 December 2009

Japan's current economic situation

JETRO foodstuff seminars

Interview: Dominique Gauthier, Chef in Geneva

Japan unveiled its fourth stimulus plan

Japanese apples and black garlics at Globus

A plant thriving in desert areas

8 November  2009

Japan's current economic situation

JETRO seminars in Basel and in Geneva

Linear Chuo Shinkansen: a 500 km/h train project

JETRO booth at IGEHO

JETRO's White Paper on International Trade and FDI

Tokyo as the new gourmet capital

Japanese foodstuffs at Globus

7 October  2009

Japan's current economic situation

Debiopharm academic and business ties with Japan

Tailored Tamiflu for Japan's market

Game and motor shows in Tokyo

JETRO participated in Suwa's messe

Japanese foodstuff discovery seminars in Geneva

6 September  2009

Japan's current economic situation

Japan-Switzerland FTA entered into force

Memorandum to promote the exchange of professionals

Japan's competitiveness moved up one position

Buying Japanese food in Geneva and Lausanne

Sony will make home 3D available in 2010

5 August 2009

Japan's current economic situation

JTI: the largest "Japanese" company in Switzerland

Toy show: high technologies and traditions

Factories to produce environmental-friendly vegetables

Japanese anime directors awarded in Locarno

Switzerland tops IT investment ranking

4 July 2009

Japan's current economic situation

Toray's commitments in 21st century challenges

Cultural and technical specificities

Switzerland/Japan Free Trade Agreement is approved

Organization to facilitate business contacts

Japan's future: robots in retirement homes?

3 June  2009

Japan's current economic situation

Mr. Taguchi presents Honda's green values

A Swiss IT company expands in Japan

A successful seminar in Solothurn

Interview. Dr. Hannes Bleuler

Japan invents the future of television

A new staff member in JETRO's office

2 May 2009

Japan's current economic situation

Regional Industry Tie-up(RIT) Project: Suwa

The role of consumers in standardization: JETRO trip

Hayao Miyazaki, or when anime goes global

1 April 2009

Message from Mr. Michiaki Watanabe, Director General of JETRO Geneva

Japan's current economic situation

Cosplay, the new phenomenon from Japan

Regional Industry Tie-up (RIT) project: Toyama