Japanese Industry and Policy News February 2019 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 February 2019 issue.

Topics covered in the February issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・METI to Launch an Expert Group on Electricity Resilience towards a Decarbonized Society
・METI Revises the Plan for the Development of Marine Energy and Mineral Resources
・METI Formulates Guidance for Integrated Corporate Disclosure Concerning Industrial and Product Safety

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Census of Industry Indicates Manufacturing Sector Being Stable
・Environment-related Business Prospect Remains Favorable

COMPANY NEWS
・Tokyo Gas Acquired a Photovoltaic Power Plant from Lixil
・Genkai Nuclear Power Unit No.2 is to be Decommissioned
・No New Coal-fired Power Generation Business for ITOCHU
・Mitsubishi Corporation to Invest in the UK Energy Technology Company OVO Group
・JERA and TEPCO to Participate in the Battery Storage Business in the U.K.
・Nissan Motor to Help Convenience Store Chain by Supplying EV Power in Emergency
・Osaka Gas to Embark on Biomass Power Generation Business in Tokushima City
・Euglena and Denso to Tie-up in Microalgae Business

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・New Office for Carbon Recycling Promotion Established in ANRE
・2018 METI Minister's Award for Corporate Governance Went to OMRON
・New English/Japanese Website on National Parks Launched
・Hida-Osaka Falls Wins FY2018 Eco-Tourism Grand Prix
・Collection of Cases of Plastic Resource Circulation Revised

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