Category Archives: Past Events

Technology and social inclusion – the Cybathlon approach, featured in Tokyo

The efforts of Cybathlon, a Swiss invention, to connect not only technology experts with the disabled but also to bring them together with the public, was highlighted in Tokyo in front of media, industry experts and the general public. The … Continue reading

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7th Annual Event for the Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Japan in Kansai

Upon invitation by the chapter heads Yuta Daigi and Aurelio Cortese as well as the Science & Technology Office Tokyo, eleven Swiss University alumni gathered in Kyoto for the 7th Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Kansai event. Meeting point was the … Continue reading

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Swiss’ Experiences #5: From Lacquerware to a Golden Lion

The first round of presentations in the series titled “Swiss’ Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” was concluded with another highlight: In the fifth edition, Dr. Vroni Shiohara elaborated on her story how she came to Japan, learned Japanese within a year and ended … Continue reading

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S&T Office goes virtual: VR Annual Report released!

Last year, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan decided to go virtual! All events were recorded with a 360-degree camera or photographed with a 3D camera in preparation for the first Virtual Reality … Continue reading

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Swiss’ Experiences #4 with Dr. Aurelio Cortese

Already the fourth time more than  30 Switzerland related participants met at Okuno & Partner’s offices to share and discuss their Japan experiences at the event-series titled “Swiss Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” organised jointly by the SCCIJ and the … Continue reading

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Nippon Koei Engineer Dr. Müller on his experiences in Japan – Swiss Experiences #3

Already round three of the successful “Swiss Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” series was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Again, more than 30 participants signed up to discuss their experiences in Japan. After presentations by a Swiss professor … Continue reading

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Minister of State for Science & Technology Policy visits Switzerland

Last week on Friday 13th, Minister of State for Science & Technology Policy Mr. Yosuke Tsuruho visited with his delegation Switzerland. The tour started in Bern with meetings at the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation SERI. After an exchange … Continue reading

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Cybathlon revisited in Tokyo at talk-show hosted by Wired.jp

Last Friday evening in Tokyo, Wired Japan magazine hosted a talk-show on Cybathlon as a promotional event for their latest issue that includes a feature on “Swiss-made Innovation.” Comments by the panelists, consisting of two of the Japanese contestants in … Continue reading

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Swiss Experiences #2: Vigience CEO Mr. Stierli captures audience

The concept worked out well again — the second round of the newly initiated lecture series “Swiss Experiences: Thriving and Surviving in Japan” attracted an equally big group of participants that first attentively listened to the stimulating presentation of Vigience founder and … Continue reading

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First Kyoto Swiss Alumni Symposium!

The first Swiss Alumni Symposium in Kyoto organized by Yuta Daigi (UZH)and Aurelio Cortese (EPFL) was a great success. The symposium took place in the beautiful “Yoshida Izumidono” building next to the Kyoto University campus. The theme of the symposium was “studying in/about/with Switzerland … Continue reading

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