Category Archives: Japan News

Paralympics Gold Medalist joins Cybathlon session at Super Welfare Expo in Tokyo

Winter Paralympic Games alpine ski gold medalist Ms. Kuniko Obinata shared many inspiring stories at the Super Welfare Expo, in central Tokyo, where Cybathlon,  the international competition encouraging the development of technologies facilitating the everyday life of people with disabilities … Continue reading

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Japanese Architecture, Swiss Inspirations: Architecture short-films series launched in Kyoto

The short-films series “Japanese Architecture – Swiss Inspirations: 8 portraits from Tokyo”  was officially launched at the Museum of Kyoto a cultural heritage building in the presence of over 80 guests and a very special guest from Switzerland, Prof. Dr. … Continue reading

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CSEM commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the world’s first quartz watch in Tokyo

The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the world’s first quartz watch invented in Neuchâtel by its forerunner, the Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH), with a technology workshop and a reception organized in Tokyo. A … Continue reading

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Public Lecture on “Topology Design in the Digital Age” in Kyoto

Prof. Christophe Girot, dean-designate of the Architecture Department of ETH Zürich gave a public lecture on Topology Design in the Digital Age at the Museum of Kyoto, a cultural heritage of Japan’s historical capital. The event was organized by the … Continue reading

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Innovative Switzerland introduced at the Knowledge Capital in Osaka

Switzerland as an innovative country was introduced to members of the Knowledge Salon of the Knowledge Capital, a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. Located right in front of Osaka station at the center of the city, the Knowledge Capital … Continue reading

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2nd Heinrich Rohrer Medal Ceremony held in Tsukuba

The 2nd Heinrich Rohrer Medals were awarded on October 25 during the 8th International Symposium on Surface Science. The idea to recognize young scientists in the field of surface science in commemoration of the late Swiss Nobel Laureate was initiated … Continue reading

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Swiss Art and Design Schools presented at “Re-Importation” Design Exhibition

Swiss art and design schools such as l’Ecole Cantonale des Arts de Lausanne (ECAL), Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Lucerne University for Applied Science and Arts and the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) were highlighted at Re-Importation … Continue reading

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RIKEN SPring-8 celebrates 20 years in user operation

On October 13-14, RIKEN celebrated the 20th anniversary of its SPring-8 in user operation. Executives of counterpart institutions including Prof. Dr. Leonid Rivkin, Deputy Director of Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) attended the ceremony together with high-level guests from industry … Continue reading

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PMI Japan Datathlon wraps up with an International Symposium

On October 13th, a symposium was organized by Philip Morris International (PMI) to officially conclude its sbv IMPROVER datathon in Japan which asked researchers for biological interpretation of omics (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics) datasets. Scientists from Switzerland and Japan presented … Continue reading

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New Call for Bridging Grants to strenghten collaboration between Swiss scientists and Japan

There is a new call for Bridging to strengthen existing collaborations between Swiss scientists and their collaborating partners in Japan and other Asian countries. Researchers from Switzerland belonging to a university, a university of applied sciences, a university of teachers … Continue reading

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