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  • Connect with fellow Japanese in Switzerland

  • Get information in our Switzerland guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Switzerland

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

InterNations – The Place for Japanese Living in Switzerland

Want to connect with the expat community of Japanese in Switzerland? Looking for Japanese compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other Japanese expats to go on an excursion to the mountain resort of Zermatt with?

InterNations Switzerland offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Switzerland or are still in Japan planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of Japanese expats in Switzerland is going very strong, with members having roots all across Japan - from Sapporo, over the Kansai Region to Tokyo.

An amazing community is waiting for you!

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Socialize, enjoy hobbies, and make friends

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Tips and Advice on Switzerland from Your Fellow Japanese Expats

Obviously, expat life in Switzerland goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow Japanese is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Swiss mentality and way of life. Japanese in Switzerland are a part of our community, calling cities such as Geneva, Bern, Zurich, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow Japanese in Zurich, for example.

Wondering where to shop for Japanese delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Swiss InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from Japan.
  • On the Switzerland Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get sushi and sashimi in Zurich, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Switzerland has information on the nearest Japanese embassy and many other institutions.

From the mountain resort of Zermatt to Interlaken, the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland, you can meet supportive and friendly Japanese expats in Switzerland on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow Japanese in Switzerland

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Switzerland. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Swiss rösti, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Zurich’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Switzerland? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the mountain ranges of the Jura Vaudois and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from Japan and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Konbanwa from our Japanese living in Switzerland!

Meet other Japanese at our events in Switzerland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Japanese expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life. -
May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Planted is creating a storm in the health food scene - vegan, healthy and local. Please save the date. More details to follow. We will join a tour experience late morning, then have lunch (included
The Geneva open cellars are on this coming weekend. Why not visit them? (...) Protected content (...) , from where we will walk to the neighbouring village of Jussy. Once in Jussy we will have some
Spend a beautiful day in Chardonne, one of the most typical and authentic wine growing villages of Lavaux region, the Unesco Heritage site, Wine yards overlooking lake leman. We shall meet at 11 am

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    From Japan, living in Geneva
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    From Japan, living in Geneva
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    From Japan, living in Geneva
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    From Japan, living in Geneva
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    From Japan, living in Geneva

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  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

  • Elin Gustavson

    At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat.

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