Japanese Industry and Policy News August 2022

Topics covered on the August issue: 

Legislation and Policy News
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry holds Tokyo GX Week in September-October

Survey and Business Data
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the survey results of E-Commerce market in FY2021
-    First population decline in Tokyo area, nationwide for 13 consecutive years
-    Current account surplus of JP\ 3,505.7 billion, the lowest level in 8 years in the first half of 2022
-    Japanese passenger car manufactures production down 6% in first half of 2022
-    PO compiles 2022 annual report on patent administration
-    The trade deficit from January to June 2022 was JP\ 7,924.1 billion, the largest ever as the first half of the year

Company & Organization News
-    Sharp develops "flow-type zinc-air battery" to realize low-cost large-scale storage battery
-    Toray developed raw materials for nylon from non-edible biomass
-    Panasonic participates in framework for free access to low-carbon patents
-    MOL signs to build 2nd bulk carrier equipped with 'Wind Challenger' hard sail system
-    JAXA and Hitachi Zosen succeed in charging and discharging an all-solid-state battery in space
-    Siemens Gamesa Participates in Ishikari Bay Offshore Wind Farm
-    BYD enters the Japanese passenger car market, EV 3 models from 2011
-    Laundry net that reduces microplastic emissions, removes more than 85%

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