Japanese Industry and Policy News August 2022 Issue Available Now

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 August 2022 issue.

Topics covered in the August issue:

Legislation and Policy News
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry holds Tokyo GX Week in September-October

Survey and Business Data
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the survey results of E-Commerce market in FY2021
-    First population decline in Tokyo area, nationwide for 13 consecutive years
-    Current account surplus of JP\ 3,505.7 billion, the lowest level in 8 years in the first half of 2022
-    Japanese passenger car manufactures production down 6% in first half of 2022
-    PO compiles 2022 annual report on patent administration
-    The trade deficit from January to June 2022 was JP\ 7,924.1 billion, the largest ever as the first half of the year

Company & Organization News
-    Sharp develops "flow-type zinc-air battery" to realize low-cost large-scale storage battery
-    Toray developed raw materials for nylon from non-edible biomass
-    Panasonic participates in framework for free access to low-carbon patents
-    MOL signs to build 2nd bulk carrier equipped with 'Wind Challenger' hard sail system
-    JAXA and Hitachi Zosen succeed in charging and discharging an all-solid-state battery in space
-    Siemens Gamesa Participates in Ishikari Bay Offshore Wind Farm
-    BYD enters the Japanese passenger car market, EV 3 models from 2011
-    Laundry net that reduces microplastic emissions, removes more than 85%

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