Category Archives: Japan News

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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NCCR D-Fab visits Japan

A delegation from the National Centre of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication (NCCR D-Fab), visited Japan to meet with counterparts and potential partners in academia and industry. The group, invited to attend an academic symposium, took advantage of the occasion … 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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Two Nature Papers for Swiss Researcher in Japan

Dr. Aurelio Cortese, former trainee at the S&T Office Tokyo, joined the Department of Decoded Neurofeedback of Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) 3 years ago and coccluded his PhD studies this year. Congratulations! He had a highly succesful year and … 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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Joint ETH Zurich – Tokyo University Workshop

More than 40 researchers gathered on November 9 and 10 at the University of Tokyo for a workshop headed by Prof. Suga from the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo and Prof. Piel from the Institute of Microbiology at … Continue reading

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