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 November 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
-    Japan-EU agreement in principle on free data flow
-    G7 Trade Ministers Meeting adopts statement calling for elimination of unnecessary trade restrictions
-    METI signs memorandum of cooperation on critical minerals with Department for Business and Trade of UK
-    MET signs a memorandum of cooperation in the mining field with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources foreign economy
-    Japanese government to issue “GX Economic Transition Bonds” framework receives international certification
-    Establishment of hydrogen and ammonia supply network between Japan and South Korea
-    IPEF summit establishes new dialogue to strengthen supply chain for important minerals
-    METI and MOE hold a workshop on CCU/carbon recycling technology
-    METI reports results of INC3 meeting towards formulation of treaty on plastic pollution
-    METI releases energy supply and demand results for FY 2022

Survey and Business Data
-    JOGMEC successfully identifies resources at the level of 50 million tons in seafloor hydrothermal deposits 
-    The number of foreign visitors to Japan in October was 2.51 million, exceeding the number for the same month in 2019 for the first time since the pandemic
-    Steel cans, recycling rate over 90% for 12 consecutive years

Company & Organization News
-    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines collaborates with German company on e-methanol
-    TDK collaborates with Swiss giant on next-generation current sensor
-    Toyota to invest additional JP¥1.2 trillion in US EV battery factory
-    AGC manufactures glass using hydrogen fuel
-    Hitachi Energy acquires Spain's eks Energy to strengthen energy storage business
-    Four companies including Toyota use "EV batteries" for stationary storage batteries
-    Enechange invests in Canadian geothermal energy technology startup
-    Tokyo Gas and Belgium's TES collaborate on e-methane
-    Promoting GX in the Sake industry with high vacuum technology
-    Yokohama Port visualizes exhaust gas from ships
-    Asia-Pacific Airlines Association aims to increase recycled fuel ratio to 5% in 2030
-    NEOS collaborates with France's Air Liquide on hydrogen business
-    Daikin uses CO2 to generate synthetic resin raw materials
-    IHI developed large-capacity recirculation device for aircraft fuel cells
-    Hitachi joint venture with British transport major to procure storage batteries
-    Toyota uses recycled materials at U.S. battery factory
-    Tokyo Gas invests € 220 million in European offshore wind fund
-    AI will support tomato cultivation, Kagome and NEC will launch in Italy next spring
-    Tokyo Gas to manufacture and export e-methane in Australia
-    French human resources giant ALTEN acquires East Japan Institute of Technology 
-    Hitachi Energy develops demonstration hydrogen generator with Swedish fuel cell manufacturer
-    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Australia's Orica sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) on business development related to hydrogen and ammonia
-    Kyushu University invests in technology for direct capture CO2 from the atmosphere

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