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National Day 2024

03.07.2024 — Local news Japan
Switzerland celebrates its National Day on 1 August.

A New Honorary Consulate of Switzerland has opened in Higashikawa, Hokkaido!

13.05.2024 — Local news Japan
Olympic medalist and long-time friend of Switzerland Tomoka TAKEUCHI has been appointed as Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Higashikawa, where a ceremony was held on May 10, in presence of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan, Dr. Andreas Baum, Mr. Kimihito KUDO, Director General for Global Strategy, Department of Policy and Planning of Hokkaido Prefecture, Mr. Hirosuke IMAZU, Mayor of Asahikawa, Mr. Shin KIKUCHI, Mayor of Higashikawa, and other distinguished representatives.

On the road to Osaka 2025, Switzerland is on time

19.03.2024 — Local news Japan
The 19 March 2024 marked the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Swiss Pavilion on Yumeshima in Osaka. This is an important milestone on the road to Expo 2025. To celebrate the occasion, Presence Switzerland, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and the Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka orgenised a day-long programme with numerous dignitaries from Japan and Switzerland, as well as long-standing partners. The Swiss team is thrilled to be able to make good on its promise to open the pavilion to the public on 13 April 2025, unveiling an ultra-light pavilion that showcases Swiss innovation. New renderings and a teaser video are now available.

Celebrating 160 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan

06.02.2024 — Local news Japan
On February 6, 2024, at the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Japan, about 300 guests, including CEOs, ambassadors, State Ministers, Swiss and Japanese partners as well as members of the Swiss community gathered to mark 160 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan. The evening seamlessly blended history, precision, and innovation in an elegant setting.

State Secretary Hirayama in Japan for a working visit and the inauguration of a new Swissnex location

02.10.2023 — Press releases Japan
From 30 September to 3 October, the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, will visit Japan with a high-ranking scientific delegation. The inauguration of the new Swissnex site and consulate in Osaka on 30 September will be one of the highlights of the trip. Several meetings at ministerial level are on the agenda. Ms Hirayama will also take part in the Science and Technology for Society Forum in Kyoto. On 1 October, the visit will culminate in the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation to strengthen existing ties between Switzerland and Japan in all areas of research.

The Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka opens its doors as the first Science Consulate in Japan

30.09.2023 — Press releases Japan
The new Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka will officially open its doors on September 30, 2023, in the presence of Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research, and Innovation, a high-level academic delegation, and an impressive local audience. The opening will showcase breakthrough innovations in sustainability, and highlight the close link to the Swiss Pavilion of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai. 

Call for Designs Switzerland - Japan 160th Anniversary Logo

01.08.2023 — Local news Japan
Switzerland and Japan will celebrate their 160th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relationship between the two countries in 2024. In order to make this anniversary as an opportunity to further develop bilateral relations, various commemorative events and exchange programs will be held in Switzerland and Japan in 2024. We are calling far and wide for a logo design to be used in the related events and PR materials.

National Day 2023

04.07.2023 — Local news Japan
Switzerland celebrates its National Day on 1 August.

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