Japanese Industry and Policy News January 2021

Topics covered on the January 2021 issue:

Legislation and Policy News
- Services launched for system for filing requests for subsidies called "jGrants 2.0"
-Demonstration tests to be held for food waste reduction taking advantage of electronic tags (RFID)
- "Echizen Gani" and "Iburigakko" are targets of Geographical Indication, first added in Japan-EU EPA

Survey and Business Data
- Carbon neutral in 2050, 43% of companies are "difficult to achieve"
-Trade balance in 2020, secure surplus for the first time in 3 years
- 400,000 people moving out of Tokyo, up 4.7% to 2019

Company & Organization News
- Sony unveils driving test of EV under development on public road
- MIRAI, plant factory equipment sales contract with Norwegian company completely closed
- 92 corporations calling on the Japanese government to raise its 2030 renewable energy target to 40-50%
- Commercialized the world's first supplement of green bio product containing the biotics ingredient HYA
- Face recognition and palm vein authentication enable highly accurate identification of people even when wearing a mask
- Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg sign letter of intent for 100MW hydrogen project in Hamburg
- Toyota is the number one seller in the world for the first time in 5 years

Other Topics
- Wear non-woven mask when meeting people, performance difference in material and shape

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