JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS April, 2021
Legislation and Policy News
METI and UAE cooperate in hydrogen field, signed MOU on building green hydrogen supply chain
Ocean release of treated water from nuclear power plants, two years after
Japan's greenhouse gas reduction target raised to "46% reduction in 2030"
Add up to JP¥ 600,000 to Tokyo's "Zero Emission Vehicle" subsidy
Start of operation of "heat stroke warning alert" announced with a heat index of 33 or higher
Survey and Business Data
Estimated food loss in FY 2018, about 6 million tons, down about 120,000 tons from the previous year
Company & Organization News
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
discovered a large amount of plastic waste off the Boso Peninsula of Chiba pref. at a depth of 6,000 m
Mitsubishi Chemical's biodegradable material decomposes about 90% in the ocean in one year
More than 200 companies request the Japanese government to "challenge to reduce greenhouse gases by 50% for 30 years"
Succeeded in the world's most efficient artificial photosynthesis,
recycling CO2 with sunlight and water
Toyota to develop "hydrogen engine" installed in competition vehicle, put into 24-hour endurance race
JAMA Chairman Akio Toyoda says, "Our goal is carbon neutral, and there is more than one way."
After the COVID-19, it's better not to have a drinking party at work