Doors to Switzerland

Join us on the road to the Olympic and Paralympic Games!

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Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan wishes to celebrate the ties of friendship between our two countries in all their strength and diversity. "Doors to Switzerland" is an events and communication program based on three core themes: discovery, innovation and inclusiveness. Just like the Olympic torch travels through the country before the opening ceremony, the program will open many doors to Switzerland in Japan from February 2019 to September 2021.

Doors to Switzerland is presenting 30 months of events and initiatives centered on the themes of discovery, innovation and inclusiveness. 

Update April 29, 2021: Due to the current public health measures in Japan and the travel restrictions foreseen during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs has had to cancel the House of Switzerland planned to open this summer in Tokyo. 

The Doors to Switzerland campaign, however, is ongoing. 

Doors to Switzerland
Doors to Switzerland © Embassy of Switzerland in Japan


The Discovery pillar consists of the “Grand Tour of Switzerland in Japan“, a digital map in Japanese and English that allows users to browse through places in Japan with a special connection to Switzerland. 2020 “Host towns“, sister cities, sister railways or historical figures, and many more are featured in this original initiative. The Grand Tour will also take the form of events (Swiss fairs, seminars, exhibitions) organized in collaboration with local partners in some of the locations on the map.

Grand Tour of Switzerland in Japan


Showcasing projects in fields such as technology, architecture, design, virtual reality or digital art, the Innovation pillar is presenting a younger, urban perspective on Switzerland and its creative economy. 


With partners such as CYBATHLON, the Japanese Red Cross Society, the NPO Support our Kids, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, and Fukushima City, the Inclusiveness pillar sheds light on Switzerland as a country of humanitarian tradition and diversity that promotes social inclusion and long-term rehabilitation. 

For more details, please visit Doors to Switzerland.

Doors to Switzerland ©Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
Doors to Switzerland ©Embassy of Switzerland in Japan