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Japanese Industry and Policy News February 2022 Issue Avalable 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 2022 issue.

Topics covered in the February issue:

Legislation and Policy News
- Trade insurance covers losses due to COVID-19

Survey and Business Data
- The death toll in 2021 was 1.45 million, the highest number since World War II, and the lowest number of births
- October-December GDP, real annual increase of 5.4%, positive growth for the first time in 2 quarters
- Analysis by a British think tank "Ammonia co-firing and CCS are not solutions to decarbonization" for Japan

Company & Organization News
- Developed the world's first solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving without any moving parts
- JERA, procure fuel ammonia through international competitive bidding, 500,000 tons per year
- Itochu supplies NESTE's alternative aviation fuel exclusively in Japan at Haneda and Narita
- Sumitomo Forestry develops wooden environment-friendly office in the UK, "Net Zero" for 60 years
- The world's first chemical tanker to transport and deliver the hydrogen carrier "MCH" 
- Succeeded in the world's longest unmanned operation demonstration experiment using a large car ferry
- MOL, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Kansai Electric Power decarbonize ships with ammonia

Other topics
- China revised the list of the cross-border EC import product, added 29 customs items 
- JOGMEC participates in Australian CCS business to build an international lignite hydrogen value chain
- Full-scale start of effective use of drifting plastic in Tsushima City
- Hyundai Motor re-enters Japan for the first time in 12 years, EV sales expansion with car share
 

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