Science & Technology Office Tokyo

The Science and Technology Office’s mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo is to support the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in Switzerland in the implementation of its strategy at an international level.

Our main tasks are

  • • Analysis of and reporting on science & technology, higher education and innovation in Japan
  • • Bilateral relations: Cooperation with Switzerland
  • • Promotion of Swiss Science & Technology, Higher Education and Innovation

The Science & Technology Office Tokyo is an integral part of the Swissnex Network, which is a key component of Swiss foreign policy to promote science, technology, innovation and higher education. 

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Swiss Alumni Kansai Chapter Gathering

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As many Swiss Alumni from the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe) usually cannot attend the alumni gatherings in Tokyo due to the distance, the Kansai chapter organizes several events a year for its members. Following the invitation of chapter head Yuta … Continue reading

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University of Zurich makes the top ten

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UZH Zurich Students

Thomson Reuters published for the first time a ranking of Europe’s top 100 innovative universities. As the main criteria for evaluation are not only academic papers but also the number of patent filings, many institutions listed are technical universities. However, … Continue reading

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Japanese Diet regulates the exchange of virtual currencies

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Two years after the Mt. Gox scandal (the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, handling up to 70% of all bitcoin transactions, filed for bankruptcy after a large share of their bitcoin disappeared), the Japanese Diet has enacted a bill to regulate the … Continue reading