December 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the December issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・First Meeting of the National Smart Monodzukuri Conference Held
・Measures for Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems in Manufacturing Industries Announced
・Sagawa Express and Others Win Carbon Offset Award
・Winners of Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Announced
・New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Vehicles Compiled
・Demonstration Test Launched for Unmanned Last-Mile Autonomous Driving
・Basic Hydrogen Strategy Determined
・Based on a Japanese Proposal, New International Standards Issued for Pedestrian Detection and Collision Mitigation
・METI and UK Space Agency Signed Initiative for Space Debris Industry
・Details of the EU Tariff Rates of Industrial Goods under the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement(EPA)Released

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Recorded a Decrease in FY2016
・Asian and European Tourists Show Different Consumption Trend
・Number of Cats Exceeds Dogs

COMPANY NEWS
・Toyota to Build the World's First Megawatt-Scale 100% Renewable Power and Hydrogen Generation Station in California
・Mitsubishi Motors and Indonesia Government Agree on EV Initiative
・Upcycling of Trash to Fuel Demonstrated in Japan
・Seven-Eleven Japan and Hitachi Cooperate on Energy Data
・Hitachi Capital Issued the First Foreign Currency Denominated Green Bonds

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・New Company for Full-fledged Development of Hydrogen Stations to be Established in the Spring of 2018
・Global Health R&D Forum Took Place in Tokyo
・European Photonics Industry Attempts to Start Collaboration with Japan
・JMA Starts Providing Solar Radiation Prediction Data
・Good Practices of Japanese Companies' Adaptation Business in Developing Countries Showcased

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