Japanese Industry and Policy News July-August 2020

Topics covered on the July-August issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS

- Japan-UK EPA negotiation is almost concluded
- The Government extends employment adjustment subsidy
- "GoTo Travel" campaign, 4.2 million overnight stays a month
- Export of black pine Bonsai to EU is possible from October 1

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA

- Real GDP from April to June, reduced by 27.8% at annual rate
- About 270,000 small and medium companies will close business?
- January-July trade statistics, exports to China increased for the first time in seven months

COMPANY & Organization NEWS

- JOGMEC conducts world’s first successful excavation of cobalt-rich in the deep ocean
- MHI successfully launches the Emirates Mars mission, HOPE spacecraft
- Succeeded in the world's first technical verification test of a dry low NOx hydrogen combustion gas turbine
- JETRO opened the Desk at Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC)
- Sony released wearable air conditioner
- Toyota and Honda to Begin Demonstration Testing of a Mobile Power Generation
- Demonstration project begins for commercialization of FC vessels
- RIKEN and JAXA collaborate to offer real-time rainfall forecasts

Additional Topics

- 2025 Osaka Expo logo decided
- Government dispatched the third aid team to the Mauritius oil spill accident
- Japan is popular destination from overseas after COVID-19
- Distilled 80,000 cups of excess beer to regenerate into gin
- The Nippon Foundation is setting up the designer’s toilets in Tokyo
-  Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, The Making of Harry Potter Set to open  in the first half of 2023

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