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What does Vitality mean to you? To us? What does vitality mean for our societies? And for our planet?

How can Switzerland and Japan join forces to foster a vitalized future in the face of common challenges: climate change, ultra-ageing societies and digital transformation?
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In 2024, the Vitality.Swiss program celebrates the 160th anniversary of bilateral relation between Switzerland and Japan by highlighting landmark episodes of our history and explores solutions and scenarios for a vitalized future along three themes: Healthy Life, Sustainable Planet and Human-centered Innovation on the road to Expo 2025. Through a variety of events and content, the program provides a platform for dialogue and co-creation on the road to the Swiss pavilion at Expo 2025. An initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan together with the Consulate of Switzerland in Osaka / Swissnex in Japan, the Science and Technology Office Tokyo, the Swiss Business Hub Japan, Switzerland Tourism Japan, and Presence Switzerland, Vitality.Swiss is officially registered as a Team Expo co-creation partner.

Focus on

  • Food system & Nutrition
  • Precision medicine
  • Medtech & Healthtech
  • Work-life balance
  • Sport & Well-being
  • Life science
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  • Circular economy
  • Decarbonisation
  • Transition finance
  • Regional vitalisation
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Resilient cities
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  • Creative city
  • Future architecture & digital fabrication
  • Mobility
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cutting-edge tech & Pioneering R&D
  • Design at large
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Vitality Ambassadors

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Sou Fujimoto

Architect

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Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter

Member of the National Council, President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Japan

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Seishiro Eto

Member of the House of Representatives, President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Japan

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Maya Minder

Artist, Curator, Chef

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Kenta Kojiri

Dancer and choreographer

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Marcel Hug

Paralympian Wheelchair athlete

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Takeuchi Tomoka

Snowboard Olympic champion

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Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger

Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information, University of Zurich, lawyer

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Seiichi Saito

Head of Panoramatiks

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Dr. Matthias Leuenberger

Country President of Novartis in Switzerland

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Yuzuha Yoshida

Student at Sophia University and Participant in the Support Our Kids program in Switzerland in 2020

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Kentaro Minami

Mizuka Ueno

Guest Principal Dancer of The Tokyo Ballet

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Haruka Christine

TV celebrity

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Tomek Gola for Ladies Drive

Kazu Huggler

Fashion designer, Artist

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Basil Kräher

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Fashion Model

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Photo by Romain Guélat

Johan Leutwiler

Blacksmith

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