Impact in Japan (March 2nd, 2021, Online)

Feb 02, 2021


MARCH 2nd, 2021



For Switzerland, Japan remains a challenging but interesting market.

Under the era of uncertainty, some brightening points can be found in Japan, namely the coming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics game and growing MedTech industry. With the partnership of JETRO, S-GE and SJCC, this new online version of Impact in Japan will focus on those 2 hot topics by prestigious guest speakers live from Japan. They will give you the newest information on the current situation on: the organization of the Olympic and Paralympics in August 2021 and the landscape of the MedTech Market in Japan.

This online seminar is a perfect occasion to catch up with what is going on in the 3rd largest economy in the world.

Don’t miss this opportunity and register now!

Date/Time:       March 2nd, 2021 (Tuesday)

11:00 AM- 12:20 PM


Organizers:        The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

S-GE (Switzerland Global Enterprise)

                             SJCC (Swiss Japan Chamber of Commerce)


Target audience:  Swiss companies with an interest for entering and expanding in the Japanese market

Participation:      Free of charge/limited to 500 persons

Language:            English

Location:              ONLINE


Registration deadline: March 01 at 10 AM

Contact:              Ms. Nathalie Cornier at


Time (CET)



11:00 -11:05

Ms.Jacqueline Tschumi,  

Consultant Japan + Korea

Switzerland Global Enterprise

Opening remarks


Mr. Takashi Wada

Director General,

JETRO Geneva


Business situation in Japan in spite of the crisis


Ms.  Hiromi Kawamura,

Public relations secretary,

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Olympic Games 2021: current situation


Mr. Kazuhiro Gono, Vice President,

Olympus Innovation Division,

Olympus Corporation

Landscape of Medtech Market in Japan





Mr. Martin Herb,


SJCC Swiss Japan Chamber of Commerce

Closing remarks

 (Download program here)

MC: Ms. Jacqueline Tschumi, Consultant Japan + Korea, S-GE (Switzerland Global Enterprise)


Speakers profiles:


Mr. Takashi Wada

Director General, JETRO Geneva Office

Mr. Takashi Wada, DG of JETRO Geneva, joined Geneva office in June 2018. Before, he worked for the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI)in Japan. He has a wide experience in information technology and safety regulation policy. He also spent 2 years as vice president at the Software Reliability Enhancement Center (SEC) of the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) as well as 3 years as IT Director of JETRO New York.

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO offers foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across Japan.


Ms. Hiromi Kawamura

Public Relations Secretary, The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Ms. Hiromi Kawamura is serving as PR Secretary and Senior Director for International Affairs since she joined the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee in 2014. She is in charge of the PR for Tokyo Games and also led the priority projects including Tokyo 2020 torch relay in supporting with President and Director General of Tokyo 2020. Prior to the position, she has experienced the job in IOC in domain with Olympic Torch Relay, Olympic Education, Cultural Olympiad and other engagement programs from 2015 to 2017. She has 16 years experience as the government official in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), where she established and led the national program of the global human resources development in the Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau as the inspector. Ms. Nakamura holds degrees in Human Science (Osaka University, Japan) and Master of International and Public Affairs (Columbia University, USA). 


Mr. Kazuhiro Gono

Vice-President, Olympus Innovation Division, Olympus Corporation

Having joined Olympus Corporation in 1992, Mr. Gono worked on the development of endoscopic image processing and endoscopic imaging technology while gaining Ph.D. in biomedical optics at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. Having involved in new technology development management in the fields of gastroenterology, laparoscopy, endourology, otolaryngology, and pathology, Mr. Gono has been Chief Fellow, Innovation Manager and then Vice President of the Innovation Promotion Office since 2017, where he is currently responsible for business development and management of medical device innovation. He owns over a hundred patents in total, and was awarded 2011 The Japan Prime Minister Prize at the National Commendation for Invention, 2016 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology: Prize for Science and Technology, Development Category, and 2017 Medal with purple ribbon from the Emperor.