JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS April, 2021Legislation and Policy News METI and UAE cooperate in hydrogen field, signed MOU on building green hydrogen supply chain Ocean release of treated water from nuclear power plants, two years after Japan's greenhouse gas reduction target raised to "46% reduction in 2030" Add up to JP¥ 600,000 to Tokyo's "Zero Emission Vehicle" subsidy Start of operation of "heat stroke warning alert" announced with a heat index of 33 or higher
Cooperation between European and Japanese companies for joint projects in third markets is a growing and promising business that has been highlighted in previous reports. This report, based on substantial research with industry stakeholders, government officials and other organizations, aims to provide an overview of business opportunities and best practices for EU-Japanese projects in third markets with a focus on the digital economy.
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSFebruary-March, 2021Legislation and Policy News JCM's first credit issuance with Kenya 974 tons in solar power generation business Achieves unmanned platooning technology for trucks following trucks on highways Government decides to revise the Global Warming Countermeasures Promotion Law by Cabinet decision, "2050 Carbon Neutral" clarified
The report focuses primarily on the balance of trade between Japan, the EU and its constituent Member States in 2020. The report begins by analyzing Japanese trade with the EU as a whole (both for goods and services) and then provides a country-by-country analysis for each individual EU Member States.
In 2013, two years after the nuclear accident of Fukushima, the recently founded Japanese renewable energy developer and supplier Shizen Energy established a joint-venture with juwi, a German leader that started building wind and solar farms in 1996. Together, the companies developed nearly 70 renewable energy plans in Japan, and are working on increasingly ambitious projects, adapting their model to the geographic conditions of Japan and the evolution of the local market.
The capital market for SMEs and start-ups consists of several segments,ranging from SME lending and crowdfunding to business angels and venture capital markets.
As the 3rd largest economy in the world, Japan places a high value on the advancement of new technologies. The high level of urbanization creates strong incentives for development of Smart Mobility innovations.
Europe has been one of the most popular global destinations for Japanese tourists. Global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the tourism sector. Yet, one may expect that European SMEs will try to attract Japanese visitors in the coming years.
This report is prepared for expatriates and human resource staff to secure a smooth transition to Japan. It is explaining matters such as taxes and social security systems as well as the cost of living in Japan.
This report offers practical guidance to EU-based organisations that are considering investing in expatriate assignments as a means towards exploring and exploiting business opportunities in Japan.

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