- August 1, 2016: Celebrating Swiss National Day (©Swiss Club Tokyo)
Swiss Club Tokyo
Kanto | Tokyo - Minato Ward
Clubs & Associations
For over forty years, the Swiss Club Tokyo has stimulated the community life of Swiss and Swiss-loving people in the Japanese capital!
For many Swiss expats in Japan, living and working in the Archipelago is a dream come true or a fortunate twist of fate. However, homesickness can sometimes hide around the corner. In that case, Swiss citizens residing around the capital can always count on the Swiss Club Tokyo and its vibrant community to cheer them up.
The Club was founded in 1974, when some Swiss Embassy staff members first invited the local Swiss community to a garden party at the old Embassy. Their purpose was to bring Swiss people together, establish contacts with newcomers, make friends and exchange experiences. The party turned out to be such a great success that it was decided to establish a Swiss Club in Tokyo. Five years later, a similar club would be created in the Kansai area.
Today, the non-profit organization counts about 200 members aged 1 to 85, and organizes all throughout the year a variety of events (e.g. 1st of August party, weekends at the sea, spring barbecues, monthly get-togethers, ski holidays in the Japanese Alps, Year End Party) sponsored by Swiss companies. It has also collaborated with the Embassy of Switzerland to hold a yearly Swiss Kids Day for Swiss children and their families, as well as with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ) for an annual Year End Party.
Despite its “Swissness”, however, anyone who like to make friends and have fun is welcome to join the Swiss Club Tokyo regardless of their nationality! Will you become their next member?