September 11, 2020: The EU-Japan Centre released “Japanese Industry and Policy News July-August 2020”

The EU-Japan Centre released “Japanese Industry and Policy News” composed of various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation.

Topics covered in the July-August issue:

· Japan-UK EPA negotiation is almost concluded
· The Government extends employment adjustment subsidy
· “GoTo Travel” campaign, 4.2 million overnight stays a month
· Export of black pine Bonsai to EU is possible from October 1

· Real GDP from April to June, reduced by 27.8% at annual rate
· About 270,000 small and medium companies will close business?
· January-July trade statistics, exports to China increased for the first time in seven months

· JOGMEC conducts world’s first successful excavation of cobalt-rich in the deep ocean
· MHI successfully launches the Emirates Mars mission, HOPE spacecraft
· Succeeded in the world’s first technical verification test of a dry low NOx hydrogen combustion gas turbine
· JETRO opened the Desk at Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC)
· Sony released wearable air conditioner
· Toyota and Honda to Begin Demonstration Testing of a Mobile Power Generation
· Demonstration project begins for commercialization of FC vessels
· RIKEN and JAXA collaborate to offer real-time rainfall forecasts
Additional Topics
· 2025 Osaka Expo logo decided
· Government dispatched the third aid team to the Mauritius oil spill accident
· Japan is popular destination from overseas after COVID-19
· Distilled 80,000 cups of excess beer to regenerate into gin
· The Nippon Foundation is setting up the designer’s toilets in Tokyo
· Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, The Making of Harry Potter Set to open in the first half of 2023

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