The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo: Japanese Industry and Policy News July-August 2021 now available online

The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing “Industry and Policy News” from various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation and is pleased to announce its latest Japanese Industry and Policy News.

Topics covered in the July-August News:

Legislation and Policy News
· International standard for smart city infrastructure development and operation framework issued
· Emissions in 2030, reduced by about 37% in the industrial sector and about 50% in the business sector

Survey and Business Data
· World production of 8 passenger vehicle manufacturers of Japan increased by 30% in the first half of the year

Company & Organization News
· Supercomputer “Fugaku” surpasses “K”, the world’s number one for three consecutive terms
· Mitsubishi Corporation invests in an Australian carbon credit sales company to absorb CO2 by regenerating virgin forest
· Joint survey on commercial-scale hydrogen imports in the Netherlands, Mitsubishi Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation
· JFE Steel Co., Ltd. and Hiroshima University, promote the use of steel slag on land and sea for SDGs
· Chubu Electric Power and Kawasaki Kisen install tidal current power generation in Canada, the first phase, 500 kW in 2023
· Yokohama Rubber made prototypes tires from biomass-derived butadiene rubber through joint research with NEDO, AIST, and ADMAT
· MOL considers building a green ammonia supply network in Australia with a major Australian energy company
· ITOCHU collaborates with 4 companies to build a supply network for manufacturing and exporting green hydrogen in Australia

Other Topics
· China’s cotton imports expanded, in the first half of 2021 increased by 70% year-on-year
· Number of influential papers Japan, the lowest 10th in history, China is the first leader
· China announces list of top 100 retailers, growth of EC companies is remarkable
· North Korea’s 2020 trade value, down 73.4% year-on-year

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