Japanese Industry and Policy News June - July 2022

Topics covered on the (June-July) issue:

Legislation and Policy News
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry newly establishes "EPA Utilization Promotion Council"
-    Heads of Patent Offices of Japan, Europe, Korea, China, and the U.S. Discuss Role of Intellectual Property in Achieving SDGs

Survey and Business Data
-    More than 10% of new electricity goes to "contract suspension / withdrawal"
-    SDGs achievement ranking, Japan down to 19th place in 2022

Company & Organization News
-    NTT started joint research on hydrogen transportation by NTT's telephone and communication pipelines
-    Fujitsu develops technology to estimate human movement with millimeter-wave radar
-    MOL developed new micro plastic collection device, always collects while sailing
-    Kajima develops marine ecological conservation technology that contributes to "blue carbon"
-    Idemitsu and UMICORE jointly develop high-performance materials for all-solid-state batteries 
-    Toshiba ESS collaborates with Swedish company Ecahndia on ship electrification
-    Nippon Express and French company EMBALL'ISO begin new environmentally friendly services in international air transportation
-    IHI, CO2 free power generation achieved with the world’s first gas turbine using 100% liquid ammonia
-    MOL conducts "carbon offset voyage" on car vessels for Europe, offsetting approximately 4,000 tons
-    Glasgow Financial Alliance Launches New Network Supporting Asia's Transition to Net Zero
-    Sharp Corporation, achieves the world's highest conversion efficiency solar cell with a light and bendable

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