Topics covered on the June issue: 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
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation and is pleased to announce the May 2020 issue.The topics are as follows:  LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
Topics covered in the February issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Measures for Supporting SMEs Affected by Novel Coronavirus Announced・Automobile Industry Council for Studying Countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus to be Launched・Revision of JIS Includes Way of Assessment for Photo Voltaic Cell Module・Winners of the First ESG Finance Awards Announced
Topics covered in the January issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Renewables to Become Japan's Main Sources of Power Supply・AIST to Establish International Joint Research Center for Zero-Emission Technologies・Advanced Emergency Braking System Will Become Obligatory for New Cars・Act on the Rational Use of Energy was Revised Partially・Tokyo to Promote Hydrogen Society during the Olympic/Paralympic Games
Topics covered in the December issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Published Guidelines on Charging Plastic Bags・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Announced the "Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy"
On 1 February 2019, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan came into force. It is the biggest trade deal that the EU has signed to date and represents nearly 30% of global GDP and 40% of global trade. It is also the largest open-trade zone in the world, covering 600 million people.
Topics covered in the October issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Winners of the 3Rs Promotion Merit Awards Announced SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Forecast of Global Supply and Demand Trends for Petrochemical Products Compiled・Public Opinion on Plastic Litter Surveyed・Starting Salaries Keep Upward Trend・Rugby World Cup Contributed to the Increase of Foreign Visitors
Topics covered in the November issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Task Force for Promoting Public Usage of Robots Launched・FIT-Based Purchase Contracts between Household Consumers and Electricity Companies Start to Expire Sequentially・Partial Revision of the Patent Act, etc. Takes Effect Next April・Product Safety Awards Winners Announced・Draft Action Plan on Promoting Electrified Vehicles Use in Disaster Prepared
Topics covered in the September issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Strategy for Developing Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Technologies Formulated・METI Hosted a Series of Conferences on Hydrogen Energy, Carbon Recycling and LNG Producer-Consumer Conference・Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade Revised・Category of Inward Direct Investment Act, etc to be Revised and Modified
Topics covered in the August issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Two Bodies Related to Sustainable Energy Inaugurated SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Construction Investment is Estimated to Grow by 3.4% in FY2019・Foreign Visitors Recorded Highest in July・Report Titled "How to Design 'Public' in a digital age" Compiled