Mitsui, one of Japan’s leading general trading companies, formed a strategic alliance with Portuguese manufacturer of buses, CaetanoBus in December 2017. Together, they have the vision to contribute to the reduction of air pollution by promoting the sales and expansion of electric buses worldwide.
Topics covered on the September - October issue: JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS September - October, 2021 Legislation and Policy News     WTO installs panel on anti-dumping measures for Japanese stainless-steel products by China     Patent dispute, online oral hearing possible
October 2021 - EU-Japan NEWS - the Centre's newsletter is now available on WEB and PDF formats.
Extract: The research, in short, aims to show how the pandemic has affected our industries so far, and how it will in the years to come. In this assessment, we will focus in particular on the more promising developments. To do so, the research includes an analysis of 1) policy responses, 2) changes in business practices, and 3) technological advancements that can be attributed to the pandemic. These analyses will rely on both secondary and primary sources, including interviews with industry…
Topics covered on this issue: JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS 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
Ciel & Terre, a European leader of floating solar technologies, and Minna Denryoku, an independant Japanese renewable energy retailer, teamed up in 2018 to produce and distribute renewable electricity from floating solar photovoltaic plants on agricultural ponds while financially supporting local farmers in Minamiawaji, in the west of Japan.
CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge), a Belgian shipping and logistics company, has been working with Japanese shipping and shipbuilder Tsuneishi group since 2019. Together, they develop hydrogen-powered vessels for the Japanese market. Following their first realization, a 80-passenger hydrogen ferry, they announced in 2021 the establishment of a joint venture to accompany further projects.
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSJune - July, 2021Legislation and Policy News Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism submitted a third dissenting opinion on the expansion of the EU emissions trading system to international shipping  Power source composition in FY 2030, renewable energy about 36-38%, non-fossil total 60%, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry draft
The prefecture of Fukushima and the region of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany exchange best practices on regional energy transition since 2013, on topics such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2017, to accelerate the partnership and strengthen its industrial dimension by involving experts, local businesses, clusters and research institutes, an agreement was signed between the energy agencies of both regions, facilitating B2B activities, bilateral experts workshops and access to…

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The latest issue of the EU-Japan NEWS, the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is now available…
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Rie Arai
Researcher, Environment & Energy Research Division
Ken ASH
Director of Trade & Agriculture, OECD
Petr Bares
Managing Director

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26/10/2021 - 27/10/2021
Latest agenda updates available on the SPIPA website (CLICK) “Think global, act local”. In Japan and Europe, local stakeholders – clusters, cities, municipalities, regions, prefectures – are at…
26/10/2021
26-10-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETIs there a large premium food market in Japan and is it worth the effort for EU companies? Especially now after the pandemic? Yes, in so many ways...Japan has a…