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COVID-19: safety measures

21.06.2021 — Local news Japan
The State of Emergency has been declared in Okinawa prefecture. The Quasi-state of Emergency has been declared in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures. All prefectures in Japan have implemented measures to address the COVID-19 situation. Please inform yourself about these specific measures and make sure to follow the instructions of the local authorities.




Swiss residents in Japan

28.05.2021 — Local news Japan
Local Japanese authorities are competent in regards to health and public safety. Please make sure to follow their instructions carefully.



State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasizes the importance of research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial

20.05.2021 — Local news Japan
State Secretary Martina Hirayama virtually attended the third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) held in Tokyo on May 8-9, 2021. At ASM3, science ministers and representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations came together to strengthen international cooperation in science and research to advance understanding of the Arctic region, and to support the role of science in policy and decision-making in the Arctic. In her speech, State Secretary Hirayama emphasized the importance of research in response to the challenges of climate change in the vulnerable Polar regions and the urgent need for international cooperation in this area.







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