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"SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Japanese Population Diminished More Than 500,000 in One Year・New Indices to Measure Consumer Sentiment and Product Prices Developed・Performance of Companies in Solar Power Sector Shows Improvement・Majority of Consumers Support Change Over to Paper from Plastics
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 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 October issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Winners of the 3Rs Promotion Merit Awards AnnouncedSURVEY 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 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 ModifiedSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Number of Pleasure Boats Continues to Decline・Decline of Korean Visitors Resulted in the Total Decrease…
Topics covered in the August issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Two Bodies Related to Sustainable Energy InauguratedSURVEY 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
Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Key Technologies Shown in Energy Efficiency Technology Strategy 2016 Revised・Committee on Study of Standardizations for Marine Biodegradable Plastics Inaugurated・Promising Sea Areas and Sites Selected for Targeted PromotionSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Japanese Population Has Decreased for 10 Consecutive Years・Japan's Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Showed an Increase in FY2018・Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions…

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Please find below our upcoming webinars which will take place in September: EPA Helpdesk Webinar…
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for its "About Japan"…
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various…

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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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28/09/2021
28-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETWhat are the opportunities for the EU SMEs in the Japanese frozen food and ice cream market?Over time, Japan’s frozen food market is showing a growing trend. However,…
29/09/2021
29-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the procurement activities of Japanese government entities in support of the development of the digital economy and does this offer opportunities for EU SMEs…