January 2020 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the January issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Renewables to Become Japan's Main Sources of Power Supply
・AIST to Establish International Joint Research Center for Zero-Emission Technologies
・Advanced Emergency Braking System Will Become Obligatory for New Cars
・Act on the Rational Use of Energy was Revised Partially
・Tokyo to Promote Hydrogen Society during the Olympic/Paralympic Games

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Preliminary Report of 2019 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities Compiled
・Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services Compiles its Discussion Results into a Report
・Japan Registered the Largest Trade Deficit against the EU in 2019
・Annual Foreign Visitors Surpassed 30 million for the First Time
・Number of Foreign Visitors by Cruising Vessel Decreased in Two Consecutive Years
・Wind Power Installation Shows Sign for Increase
・Mercedes Keeps Top Share as Imported Cars

COMPANY NEWS
・Chugoku Electric Power Aims at Increasing Renewable Energy by 50% by 2030
・Mitsuoka's Electric Tricycles Demonstrated at the New Year Event of Tokyo Fire Department
・Marubeni Makes Alliance with Chinese EV Manufacturer BYTON
・Kyuden Group to Participate in Philippine Microgrid Project
・Tokyo Gas to Start the First Urban District Cooling and Power Distribution Business in Thailand
・Hitachi Zosen Inova Group Developed an Energy-from-Waste Plant Project in Australia
・Eurus Energy Celebrates Its First Wind Farm in Miyagi Prefecture, Equipped with Largest Turbines in Japan
・J-POWER's Nikaho No.2 Windfarm Started Commercial Operation
・JERA and Shimizu Conclude an MOU on the Offshore Wind Power Generation
・NYK and Van Oord Partnering to Own and Operate Offshore Wind Installation Vessel in Japan
・NYK Agrees with Northern Offshore Group on Partnership for Crew Transfer Vessel Business for Offshore Wind Power Generation
・Isuzu and Honda Sign an Agreement to Conduct Joint Research on Fuel Cell-powered Heavy-duty Trucks
・Toyota and Joby Aviation are to Collaborate in Urban Air Mobility
・Hitachi Joined WIPO GREEN as a Contributing Partner
・Fast Retailing Signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
・Toray and MIDORI ANZEN Launching Japan's First Uniforms Certified by MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®
・Teijin to Establish an Automotive Center in Germany
・GS Yuasa to Double Production Capacity of Lithium-ion Battery for Hybrid Cars
・Seiko Instruments Starts Sales of World Smallest Solar Power Beacons
・Space Debris Removing Company Awarded a Grant from Tokyo Metropolitan Government

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Japan and Abu Dhabi, UAE Agree to Continue and Expand their Joint Oil Storage Project
・Establishment of Renewable Energy Association for Sustainable Power Supply
・JERA to Participate in Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition

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