Japanese Industry and Policy News November-December 2020 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 November-Decmber 2020 issue.

Topics covered in the 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

Survey and Business Data
 Global production of eight passenger vehicle manufacturers of Japan down 9% in November
 November's trade balance of Japan is in the black for 5 consecutive months, but exports are declining
 Government forecasts real economic growth rate for 2021 to increase by 4.0%

Company & Organization News
 Agreement reached on joint feasibility study of the ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan
 Denso and others develop fruit harvesting robot
 Chairman of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Akio Toyoda requests the reform of the national energy policy
 Toyota launches FCV's second generation "MIRAI"
 Capsule of asteroid explorer "Hayabusa2" returns to Earth
 DIC recycles used PET bottles into adhesive
 Itochu announces development of garbage bag made from marine debris

Other Topics
 Approximately 24% reduction in food loss at bakeries with the Japan Weather Association's retail demand forecasting service
 Grandson worried about "Grandpa drinking too much", developed a prevention system by programming

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