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)
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
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"