December 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the December issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・METI Published Guidelines on Charging Plastic Bags
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Announced the "Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy"

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Japanese Population Diminished More Than 500,000 in One Year
・New Indices to Measure Consumer Sentiment and Product Prices Developed
・Performance of Companies in Solar Power Sector Shows Improvement
・Majority of Consumers Support Change Over to Paper from Plastics

COMPANY NEWS
・Converting a Coal-fired Power Plant into a Biomass Power Plant
・Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure Enters into Strategic Partnership with German Aquila Capital
・Toyota Tsusho and Eurus Energy Hold Ceremony to Mark Completion of Egypt's First Wind Power IPP Project
・World's First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier, SUISO FRONTIER Launches
・Tokyo Gas Acquires Equity Interests in Renewables Joint Venture Company in Mexico
・Establishment of an Investment Corporation to Invest in Photovoltaic Power Generation Facilities in Japan
・ITOCHU Announces the Establishment of a Joint Venture for the Operation of Mutsu Ogawara Onshore Wind Farm Project in Aomori Prefecture
・US Invenergy Partners with Tohoku Electric for Inaniwa Wind Project in Iwate Prefecture
・Tohoku Electric to Participate in Three More Wind Power Projects
・Nippon Koei Makes Investment in Belgian YUSO
・Osaka Gas to Participate in Household Energy Supply Business in UK
・Kyushu Electric Group Agreed to Purchase Share of Taweelah B Independent Water & Power Producer Project
・Marubeni Awarded Japanese Strawberry Greenhouse Project in Russia
・Power Generating Wall/Window Developed
・ITOCHU Announces Full Switchover to CO2-free Electricity at Tokyo Head Office

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Toyota "Yaris" Accorded the World First Type Approval under IWVTA
・24 Projects Selected for Subsidized F/S Survey of Geothermal Power Generation
・Yamaha Motor Assists in Marine Plastic Survey
・Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) Successfully Launched for Space Demonstration Tests
・New Platform for Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry Called "S-Expert" to Start Operations
・Takasago Thermal Engineering & HAKUTO-R Aim to Perform Water-Splitting Experiment on the Moon
・KEIDANREN and 30% Club Japan Agreed to Cooperate in Promoting Diversity
・AEON Joins New International Initiative against Food Loss
・Japan and India Exchange Progress Reports on Japan Industrial Townships in India

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