Category Archives: Japan News

Swiss Universities at EHEF in Tokyo and Osaka

Like every year, the Science & Technology Office was promoting Swiss Universities at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) at Meiji University in Tokyo on May 19th and at the International House in Osaka on May 20th. Over the course … Continue reading

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Alumni & Friends Hanami Event 2018

On 24th of March 2018, the Science and Technology Office in Tokyo organized a Hanami event for Alumni of Swiss Universities. We were happy to reunite with Alumni who are now back in Japan. After a stroll along the canal … Continue reading

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Research for Design: Nishi Market and Food of Kyoto. Now at KYOTO Design Lab’s Tokyo Gallery!

Kyoto Institute of Technology’s Design Lab has a new exhibit on based on research in coordination with  Prof. Manuel Herz from the University of Basel and Architekt  Shadi Rahbaran. It casts a new look on the interaction between Kyoto’s food … Continue reading

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Visit of iCONM and RIKEN

The delegation members to the 4th Joint Committee Meeting on S&T Cooperation, including representatives and researchers from Swiss universities, Swiss Research Institutes and the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), had the opportunity to visit several research institutes … Continue reading

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Launch of the 3rd Swiss’ Experiences Series !

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan SCCIJ and the Science & Technology Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, are very pleased to announce the revival of the Swiss’ Experiences Series. The second round of the presentation … Continue reading

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Cybathlon featured in a japanese publication about robots & AI

Prof. Shuro Nakajima from Wakayama University recently published a book on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics: ROBOT – are they our enemies, or our friends? In this publication, Prof. Nakajima describes the emergence of AI and robots, … Continue reading

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Japan taps into technology and IT to address labor-shortages

As labor-shortages hits Japan, many stores and companies turn to new technologies to keep their business running. According to the Bank of Japan, the number of companies suffering of personnel shortages reached highest level since 25 years, forcing many to … Continue reading

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Kick-off Symposium for World Leading Research Centers organized in Sendai

As a 2018 Designated National University, Tohoku University is organizing the kick-off Symposium for World Leading Research Centers on Material Science and Spintronics on February 19th and 20th in Sendai, Northern Japan. Prof. Dr. Alfio M. Quarteroni, Director of the Chair of … Continue reading

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Swiss documentary on blockchain screened in Tokyo

“The Blockchain and Us”, a documentary produced by Swiss author and filmmaker Mr. Manuel Stagars, was showcased in Tokyo mid-December. Around 50 guests from very diverse backgrounds gathered at the venue to attend the screening, the following Q&A session and … Continue reading

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Swiss PhD Student from the University of Tokyo co-publishes article in seismology

Mr. Anselme Borgeaud, a Swiss student who received his undergraduate degree in physics at EPFL and is now doing a PhD in seismology at the University of Tokyo, co-authored a research paper in Science Advances, a renowned scientific open-access journal, together … Continue reading

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