Japanese Industry and Policy News 2020 November-December 2020

Topics coverd on the November-December 2020 issue:

Legislation and Policy News
 The ratio of renewable energy over 50%, Government decides green growth strategy
 Up to JP¥ 800,000 subsidy, EV with "100% renewable energy procurement"
 Japan to be France's first partner for patent prosecution highway program
 15 RCEP countries sign agreement, about 30% of world population in huge free trade zone

Survey and Business Data
 Global production of eight passenger vehicle manufacturers of Japan down 9% in November
 November's trade balance of Japan is in the black for 5 consecutive months, but exports are declining
 Government forecasts real economic growth rate for 2021 to increase by 4.0%

Company & Organization News
 Agreement reached on joint feasibility study of the ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan
 Denso and others develop fruit harvesting robot
 Chairman of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Akio Toyoda requests the reform of the national energy policy
 Toyota launches FCV's second generation "MIRAI"
 Capsule of asteroid explorer "Hayabusa2" returns to Earth
 DIC recycles used PET bottles into adhesive
 Itochu announces development of garbage bag made from marine debris

Other Topics
 Approximately 24% reduction in food loss at bakeries with the Japan Weather Association's retail demand forecasting service
 Grandson worried about "Grandpa drinking too much", developed a prevention system by programming

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