Japanese Industry and Policy News August-September 2021 Issue Available Now

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 the August-September 2021 issue.

Topics covered in the issue:

August-September, 2021

Legislation and Policy News
・    Cooperation of Japan and Russia in the field of hydrogen / CCUS carbon recycling, etc.
・    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announces the revised End User List

Survey and Business Data
・    South Korea, a high employment rate for middle-aged and older people, more than 40% are employed even between the ages of 65 and 79
・    The ratio of female managers in companies is less than 9%, far from the government target

Company & Organization News
・    Build the world's first "ship that carries electricity", instead of submarine cables
・    Construction of "battery power plant" in Hokkaido, capacity of 6,095kWh, operation in 2022, Tesla 
・    Sumitomo Corporation collaborates with Rio Tinto to produce and utilize hydrogen at its alumina refinery in Australia
・    Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry aim to launch the world's first "wooden artificial satellite"
・    Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and French Total develop liquefied CO2 transport ship
・    DNP developed radio wave reflector to expand the reach area of 5G radio waves
・    NEC wins first place in the world for face recognition system 
・    Nippon Sheet Glass succeeds in the world's first hydrogen energy building glass manufacturing experiment
・    Nissan and Waseda University jointly developed recycling process for electrified vehicle motors
・    Toray and Siemens collaborate on green hydrogen technology, jointly develop a new type of water electrolyzer
・    Chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association criticizes the government's environmental goals, not based on the actual situation in Japan



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