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Joint local statement on an execution in Japan

26.07.2022 — Position Japan
Following the execution on 26th, the EU Delegation, the Heads of Mission of EU Member States and of Switzerland, Iceland and Norway issued a joint statement calling on the Japanese Government to introduce a moratorium and promote a wider debate on the issue.



Swiss travelers to Japan

30.05.2022 — Local news Japan

Information for Swiss travelers to Japan

Please note that for the time being, tourists are only allowed to enter Japan as part of officially organized package tours. There is no date for resuming general tourism just yet.


Swiss residents in Japan

30.05.2022 — Local news Japan
Please make sure to follow the instruction of the local Japanese authorities carefully.



President Cassis rounds off visit to Japan with an address at Kyoto University

21.04.2022 — Local news Japan
President Cassis rounded off his visit to Japan on Thursday, 21 April, by delivering an address on the link between science and diplomacy to students at Kyoto University. The focus of the visit was on the war in Ukraine and bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic and scientific affairs. A cooperation agreement on joint research projects was signed and a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new Swissnex location.


President Cassis discusses global security and bilateral issues with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and Foreign Minister Hayashi

18.04.2022 — Local news Japan
On Monday, 18 April, President Ignazio Cassis met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo. On the agenda were the war in Ukraine and the related security challenges in Europe and Asia. Other topics included the tasks of both countries in international organisations and cooperation in trade and science.



COVID-19: safety measures

22.03.2022 — Local news Japan
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. 



TOT City – Tokyo Olympics 2020

13.12.2021 — Local news Japan
Researchers and officials from Japan gathered at the second forum of the Switzerland-led Project "TOT City – Tokyo Olympics 2020" held in a hybrid setting at the Embassy of Switzerland in late November.

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