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
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
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
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
Topics covered on the January 2021 issue:Legislation and Policy News- Services launched for system for filing requests for subsidies called "jGrants 2.0"-Demonstration tests to be held for food waste reduction taking advantage of electronic tags (RFID)- "Echizen Gani" and "Iburigakko" are targets of Geographical Indication, first added in Japan-EU EPA
Topics coverd on the November-December 2020 issue:Legislation and Policy News The ratio of renewable energy over 50%, Government decides green growth strategy Up to JP¥ 800,000 subsidy, EV with "100% renewable energy procurement" Japan to be France's first partner for patent prosecution highway program 15 RCEP countries sign agreement, about 30% of world population in huge free trade zone
Topics covered on the issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS Japan to drop “Hanko” seals requirement in 99% of administrative procedures Image design registered for the first time Prime Minister Mr. Suga declares "substantially zero greenhouse gases by 2050" New establishment and revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)SURVEY AND BUSIINESS DATA GDP July-September annual rate increase of 21.4% Nikkei Trendy and Nikkei X Trend announce 2020 hit products
The topics of the June 2020 issue are as follows. LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Move across prefectures possible from June 19, determined by the COVID-19 task force of the government・Amended Foreign Exchange Law enforced to strengthen restrictions on foreign investment in Japan・Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of the Environment (MOE)announced Home Appliance Recycling Results in 2019
Topics covered on the July-August issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- Japan-UK EPA negotiation is almost concluded- The Government extends employment adjustment subsidy- "GoTo Travel" campaign, 4.2 million overnight stays a month- Export of black pine Bonsai to EU is possible from October 1SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA

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19-10-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CETHow can EU exporters of fishery products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting its products to Japan?This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan…
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