Japan is a major partner in Asia for Swiss education, research and innovation actors.
To boost these links, Switzerland and Japan signed an agreement on cooperation in science and technology in 2007, following which a bilateral programme. A joint committee meets regularly to discuss topics of common interest.
The science section of the Swiss embassy in Tokyo actively supports Swiss actors in education, research and innovation in their activities and in contacts with Japanese partners. In addition, on 30 September 2023 the inauguration of the new site of the Consulate in Switzerland, Swissnex in Japan was held in Osaka. Positioned as the first science consulate in Japan and the sixth main location within the global Swissnex Network, it will contribute significantly to promoting collaborations among universities, research institutions, and startups from both nations.
Bilateral Cooperation Programmes, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
Science and Technology Office Tokyo