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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:18

Mr Martin Koos appointed new General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday May 9th, 2017
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Mr Martin Koos appointed new General Manager, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
We are pleased to announce that Mr Martin Koos has been appointed as General Manager of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, effective July 1st, 2017, at the latest. Read more HERE



Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:08

SCCJ Sakura Party: April 4th, 2017

Tuesday April 4th, 2017


The annual SCCJ Sakura Party was held on April 4th at HappoEn, and again we were extremely lucky with the weather and the Sakura. Despite very cold weather for nearly two weeks, finally the Sakura at HappoEn started to bloom from Sunday 2nd, and were showing their full beauty for the guests at the party. A record 86 people attended, and many participated in the Sakura Challenge (with very varying quality...). 

Please read more and see photo gallery HERE


Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:47

Joint Team Building Bowling Competition February 28th 2017

February 28th, 2017

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Teams with players from Corporate Members, Individual Members and Guests, both from SCCJ and FCCJ, had an exciting joint bowling competition on February 28th at Tokyo Port Bowl in Shibaura. All in all 76 participants tried hard to get their best scores and everyone got prices to bring home. And the winners are .....Read More HERE

Best Team Award, for the second year in a row, went to The Scandinavia Team #1
Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

Joint Knowledge Evening - Cybersecurity February 21st 2017

February 21st, 2017


Mr. Keiron Cashell from SCCJ corporate member GplusMedia, and Keith Martin and Anti Tuomi from FCCJ corporate member F-Secure shared their experiences on how to identify possible dangers and discuss what companies, and individuals, can and should do to protect themselves from the hazards and dangers of the Internet. Keith Martin and Antti Tuomi has kindly put together a 10 Point Checklist for Safer Surfing on the Internet. .....Read More HERE

Best Team Award, for the second year in a row, went to The Scandinavia Team #1
Saturday, 10 December 2016 13:57

24th Scandinavian Christmas Ball

December 7th, 2016

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The 24th Scandinavian Christmas Ball was held on Wednesday December 7th 2016 at the Westin Tokyo Hotel. 277 persons enjoyed nearly 6 hours of exciting extravaganza with lots of entertainment, lotteries, great food, and not the the least all the guests. Please check out the photo gallery and participants' survey HERE.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:53

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is looking for a National Sales Manager in Japan


Trelleborg Wheel Systems, a leading engineering group focused on polymer technology is looking for a National Sales Manager to be based in Japan. Reporting to the Country Manager South East Asia who positions in Singapore, the ideal candidate will manage the market consolidating exsiting partnerships and developing new one. <Open positions article>.

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Sunday, 20 November 2016 04:59

SCCJ General Assembly and Ambassadors Reception November 17th, 2016

November 17th, 2016


SCCJ General Assembly followed by a Reception hosted by the Ambassador was held on Thursday November 17th at Embassy of Sweden. Including members guests approx 110 persons attended. The General Assembly approved the Budget for 2017 and new Articles of Association. Mr Johan Lunde'n, CEO and Representative Director of Scania Japan, was elected to the Board of Directors, replacing Mr. Takeshi Fujiwara who has completed his 6 years mandate. Former Chairman Stefan Gustafsson and former Vice Chairman Takeshi Fujiwara were elected to join SCCJ Board of Trustees. Pictures HERE

Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Autumn Golf Cup 2016 - Stora Enso Cup November 11th, 2016

Friday November 11, 2016

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The 29th Stora Enso Cup, the golf challenge between the Swedish and Finnish Chambers was played on Friday, 11 November at Golf Club Narita Hightree in Chiba Prefecture. After the Swedish Chamber had won the previous event in April, the Finnish Chamber got now revenge, beating the SCCJ by a fairly clear margin, For a full report from the event bcreated by Clas Bysted of FCCJ, click here  



Thursday, 03 November 2016 21:00

Business Luncheon with Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO of Stora Enso

November 2nd, 2016


A Business Luncheon was organised on Tuesday, 1 November with one of the most prominent Nordic business leaders, Mr. Karl-Henrik Sundström, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stora Enso Oyj. Read more, see pictures and Mr.Sundströms presentation HERE

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 13:08

Mentice is looking for Customer Support Engineer in Japan


Mentice, a world leader in endovascular training solutions covering neurovascular, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disciplines, is looking for a Customer Support Engineer to manage and coordinate Mentice's support activities to assigned customers and support Mentice's sales staff in demos and customer event. <Open positions article>.

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Friday, 16 September 2016 15:40

SCCJ Crayfish Party September 15th, 2016

September 15th 2016


SCCJ members and invited guests enjoyed delicious crayfish cooked according to Swedish traditional recipe at SCCJ Annual Crayfish Party in the Embassy Garden. And lots of schnapps set the mode for a very enjoyable evening. Weather was on our side too.

Click here  to view photos!

Monday, 12 September 2016 02:17

Back to Tokyo Evening September 9th, 2016

September 9th 2016


The Autumn Kick Off with the big mingle Back to Tokyo Evening was held in the surroundings of the Ingrid Bergman exhibition with both new and old friends networking, eating, and drinking, And this year it was really hot!

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Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:02

Swedish National Day Celebration VIP Reception

June 6th 2016


More than 250 VIP guests from industry, academia, the political and diplomatic world in Japan celebrated the Swedish National Day at an exclusive reception in the residence of the Swedish Ambassador to Japan.

Click here to view photos!

Monday, 06 June 2016 00:00

Swedish National Day Celebration 2016

June 5th 2016


A tremendously long queue of interested persons lined up well before the starting time eager to join the June 5th celebrations of the Swedish National Day. Despite the beginning of rainy season in Tokyo, the weather turned out to be so much like an early summer as guests arrived. We shared a great time singing, eating, drinking, chatting and even dancing!

Click here to view photos!

Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Swedish Business School 2016

May 18th 2016 


Swedish Business School for 2016 was held on May 18th, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden in Tokyo.  22 participants came to learn about Sweden from business and economy point of view, society and politics point of view, and from people and life style point of view.

Click here to view photos!

Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:00

Joint Nordic Business Luncheon with SAS Group CEO Rickard Gustafson, April 28th 2016

Thursday April 28, 2016

Joint Nordic Business Luncheon with SAS Group CEO Rickard Gustafson.


In a very lively and fact-filled presentation Mr. Gustafson gave the 52 participants from the Nordic Chambers and Japanese press a good and detailed look into his strategi for turning SAS from red figures to black in just four years.

Please read more and see photo gallery HERE


Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:00

Stora Enso Cup - Sweden & Finland Golf Challenge Friday April 22, 2016

Friday April 22, 2016

Stora Enso Sweden Finland 2016

The Swedish / SCCJ team won the Stora Enso Cup back at the 28th Stora Enso Cup, the golf challenge between the Swedish and Finnish Chambers that was played on Friday, 22 April 2016 at Taiheiyo Club Gotemba West in Shizuoka Prefecture. Alla in all 34 players participated in the competition (15 from SCCJ, 19 from FCCJ), including two guests.

Find all the results and photos in a great report created by Clas Bystedt of the Finnish Chamber HERE


Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:54

Hakkaku Sumo Stable Visit Photo Gallery

Wednesday April 20, 2016

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SCCJ had an early morning program to visit the Hakaku Sumo Stable in Ryogoku to watch the morning practice of Sumo rikishi (wrestlers).

Please read more and see photo gallery HERE.

Friday, 08 April 2016 14:28

SCCJ Spring Party: Sakura and Japanese Spring Music, April 6 2016

Wednesday April 6, 2016

The annual SCCJ Sakura Party, this year renamed to SCCJ Spring Party, is always highly apprieciated by members and guest, but this year yet another dimension was added which apparently lifted the party to a new level when former General Manager (now Honorary Member) Ms. Taiko Nakazato and her ensemble Soushokai played and sang the Japanese traditional melody Spring Dance.


Please read more and see photo gallery HERE

Friday, 01 April 2016 17:43

Vision & Insights with Prof Kenji Suzuki MArch 31st, 2016

Thursday March 31st, 2016

35 SCCJ and EIJS members gathered to listen to a very interesting presentation by Professor Kenji Suzuki of Meiji University about his findings based on a Japanese Cabinett Office survey that shows young Japanese in the age group under 29 years seem to have very little hope for the future compared to young persons in the same age group in other developed countries.


Please read more and see photo gallery HERE.

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