Japanese Industry and Policy News July-August 2021

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JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS

July - August, 2021

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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