Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Switzerland

How many Japanese restaurants in Switzerland?

According to tripadvisor, there are about 500 Japanese restaurants in Switzerland as of January 2020.

*10,982 Japanese live in Switzerland, as of 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

〇JFC Deutschland GmbH
Theodorstrasse 293, 40472 Düsseldorf Germany
*Sales area includes Switzerland
https://www.jfc.eu/en/contact/

〇Foodex Switzerland
Bureau
Rue de Riant-Coteau 11 1196 Gland
Showroom
Kundenberaterin Aussendienst, Zürich Rep. Office Obermatten 5, 5742 Kölliken
http://www.foodex.ch/index.php?lang=fr

〇Uchitomi
-Lausanne
Ruelle de Grand Saint Jean 5 1003 Lausanne
-Geneve
Rue Ferrier 13-15 1202 Geneve
https://uchitomi.ch/

〇Uchino
Rue de Zurich 45 1201 Genève
https://www.uchino.ch/

〇Nishi Japan Shop
– Nishi Japan Shop 1
Schaffhauser­strasse 120, 8057 Zürich
– Nishi Japan Shop 2
Falkenstrasse 26, 8008 Zürich
https://www.nishishop.ch/

〇Yumihana
Schützengasse 4 8001 Zürich
https://www.yumihana-zuerich.ch/

〇Japantee Online Shop
https://www.japantee.ch/Shop

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

1,142 Swiss people live in Japan and 52,099 visited to Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by Switzerland which have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, your are NOT required to obtain visas to enter Japan. The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be 3-month.

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course.  You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools within 3-month without visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/about-culinary-schools-in-japan/

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. a Swiss chef who works at a Swiss restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

To know more about chef visa in Japan
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/what-types-of-visa-are-required-to-work-as-a-chef-in-japan/

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