Japanese Industry and Policy News September-October 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 September-October 2022 issue. 

Topics covered in the September-October issue:

Legislation and Policy News
-    METI and JAXA began providing hyperspectral sensors (HISUI) satellite data by the platform "Tellus" 
-    METI and NEDO held the 9th Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) 2022
-    METI held the 4th TCFD summit meeting 
-    METI held Hydrogen Ministerial Meeting, renewable energy/low carbon hydrogen to be produced at least 90 million tons by 2030
-    Publication of an international standard for the "truck platooning system" proposed by Japan
-    Bilateral credit building with Georgia, 22nd country

Survey and Business Data
-    The trade deficit in the first half of 2022 is the largest ever at JP¥ 11 trillion
-    Decarbonization of Japan in 2050, zero-emission power supply + CO2 removal technology are essential

Company & Organization News
-    Sony-Honda to launch EV in 2025
-    To the first private moon landing, Japan's lunar lander to be launched in November
-    Shimizu Corporation completes the world's largest SEP ship compatible with the construction of large offshore wind turbines
-    Sojitz to build Green Hydrogen supply network in Europe
-    Sumitomo Corporation collaborates with South Korean company on CCUS and hydrogen production
-    Kao invests in U.S. venture aiming to supply alternative raw materials for palm oil
-    Itochu to build green ammonia supply network in South Africa
-    Suzuki demonstrating biogas in India, car fuel from cow excrement
-    NIDEC collaborates with Norwegian storage battery company FREYR

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