Category Archives: Japan News

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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New Call for grants from Japan : Join TaNeDS Global 2018

TaNeDS Global 2018 is the new open competition grant program of Daiichi Sankyo, a Japanese proprietary pharmaceutical company with over 100 years of history in drug discovery and development. TaNeDS (Take a New Challenge for Drug diScovery) program provides close … Continue reading

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Powered Wheel Chair from Cybathlon gives demo rides!

The RT-Mover powered wheel chair that competed in the first Cybathlon, the international competition for people with disabilities and technologies to tackle daily tasks, was a highlight at the Social Innovation Forum 2017 . Wakayama University’s Prof. Shuro Nakajima who developed the … Continue reading

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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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