News from Japan

News from Japan

The Science & Technology Office compiles news on Japan that is related to Science & Technology. We also report on events that we are participating in or organizing in Japan. Please do not forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.


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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