Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pac-Man turns 35!

Pac-Man, the biggest arcade game of all time, turns 35! Released by the Japanese company Namco on May 22, 1980, Pac-Man was revolutionary: At a time when the arcades were ruled by games with abstracted, monochrome graphics (Space Invaders and … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

SNF-Director joins Global Research Council Meeting in Tokyo

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Director Dr. Daniel Höchli, together with his colleague Dr. Jean-Luc Barras (Head of international co-operation) visited Japan to actively take part in the Global Research Council (GRC) meeting held in Tokyo from May 27-28. The … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

HSG Alumni: New Chapter Head in Tokyo

Mr. Philip Huggenberger lead the University of St. Gallen (HSG) Tokyo Chapter since its inception in 2008. Thank you for all your efforts!! As Philipp left Japan recently, Mr Gérald Gassert will take over from now on – welcome! Dear … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Funding Opportunities for Research Collaboration

What can you do with 68.9 million Swiss francs? Support scientific collaboration! That’s what the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) did by providing funds to 162 investigator-driven research projects in collaboration with Japan between 2010 and 2015. Below is the … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Japan’s Active Startup Scene

During his recent visit to California, Prime Minister Abe announced that the Japanese government wanted to assist Japanese ventures enter the American market and Silicon Valley: “I want individuals highly motivated and talented to take the plunge and launch business … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Startups |