The EU-Japan Centre’s office in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News”. By screening various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, this newsletter aims to provide information in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation. The topics of the August 2023 issue are as follows.

The Centre is also publishing on a weekly basis. The weekly releases are available on the following website with a new issue every Friday                                                                                                    

This news was compiled by “Weekly Japanese Industry and Policy News”.

Legislation and Policy News

-    Japanese version of "Product Safety Pledge" started, seven online marketplaces signed
-    METI Minister Nishimura signed a memorandum of cooperation on semiconductors with European Commissioner Breton and had a meeting
-    Japan-EU digital ministerial meeting held, agreed to strengthen collaboration on semiconductors and submarine cables 
-    MAFF selects 4 J-credit projects
-    IAEA releases comprehensive report on safety review of ALPS treated water
-    IMO agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships to zero by around 2050
-    Approval of the UK's accession to the TPP 
-    Establishment of Japan-EU Foreign Minister Level Strategic Dialogue 
-    METI held the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2023 in Tokyo
-    METI Minister Nishimura signs semiconductor supply chain partnership with India

Company & Organization News

-    JAXA signs agreement with German and French research institutions for Mars satellite exploration
-    JGC HD mass-produces catalysts for synthetic fuels
-    Tokyo Institute of Technology achieves the world's highest level of all-solid-state battery capacity 
-    Mitsui & Co. invests in Danish methanol production company
-    Mitsui & Co. investigates Port of Tilbury, UK for use of green hydrogen
-    Marubeni to sell new Estonian power storage equipment in 2024
-    Sumitomo Corporation, hydrogen production with UK-Australia resource giant
-    University of Tsukuba developed a new catalyst for producing "green hydrogen", no need precious metals
-    JOGMEC and EU commission agreed on critical materials
-    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries signs MOU with Port of Newcastle to build clean energy economy
-    Four parties build a supply network for low-carbon reduced iron in the UAE
-    Sojitz invests in Nordic Startup to produce Turquoise Hydrogen
-    Interstellar launches beef-derived liquefied methane as rocket fuel
-    RIKEN develops safe ammonia storage at normal temperature and pressure
-    JOGMEC revised technology business strategy
-    JERA signs memorandum with Saudi Arabian government fund for green hydrogen production

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