Japanese Industry and Policy News January 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 January 2022 issue.

Topis coverd in the January issue 

Legislation and Policy News

  • JIS established "vacuum glass" to improve the heat insulation of windows
  • New promotion law enforced on April 1 to reduce 12 disposable plastic items such as forks and spoons
  • RCEP comes into effect, 30% of the world's GDP starts in a huge economic zone
  • Forestry Agency announces CO2 absorption calculation method for forests 

Survey and Business Data

  • Total population of 126.14 million, decreased by 940,000 in 5 years, FY 2020 census
  • Japan's greenhouse gas emissions in FY 2020 were the lowest ever at 1,149 million tons

Company & Organization News

  • Private lunar exploration project, “ispace lander" assembly at final stage
  • The world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier "Suiso Frontia" arrives in Australia
  • Honda participates in V2G large-scale demonstration PJ in Switzerland utilizing EV as a storage battery
  • NYK establishes new company for liquefied CO2 sea shipping and storage business with Norwegian company
  • Toray develops 100% plant-derived nylon fiber, commercialize from the fall / winter 2023 season
  • Marubeni work on demonstration PJ for manufacturing, transportation and utilization of "green hydrogen" between Australia and Indonesia
  • MOL participates in mangrove regeneration and conservation business in Indonesia
  • Sony Group to consider full-scale introduction to EV market, establish operating company in spring

Other topics

  • Chinese GDP 2021 slows to 4.0% growth in real terms
  • The number of births in China is 10.62 million, the lowest since the country was founded
  • New car sales 2021 in China for the first time plus in 4 years

 

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