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©Charles Negre and ©Studio Végété

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©Charles Negre and ©Studio Végété

Switzerland and Japan celebrate 160 years of diplomatic relations! Driven by shared values, we address global challenges and explore solutions for common prosperity and vitality. In 2024, the Vitality.Swiss program celebrates this milestone by highlighting landmark episodes of our history and fostering co-creation on the road to Expo 2025.

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Celebrating 160 Years of Diplomatic Relations

On February 6, 2024, in the elegant setting of the Swiss Ambassador’s residence, history and innovation converged to commemorate a remarkable milestone: 160 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan. The evening gathered almost 300 guests, including CEOs, ambassadors, State Ministers, Swiss and Japanese partners as well as members of the Swiss community.

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