Japanese Industry and Policy News August - September 2021

Topics covered on this 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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